Data Analyst Salary

The average salary for a Data Analyst is $57,261 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. The highest paying skills associated with this job are SAS and R.

$40,492 - $81,191
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MEDIAN: $57,261
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$14.04 - $32.08
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MEDIAN: $19.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,492 - $81,191  
   
Bonus
$999 - $9,891  
Profit Sharing
$795 - $10,188  
Commission
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,643 - $81,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7,696
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.04 - $32.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$20.39 - $45.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$999 - $9,891  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$795 - $10,188  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,643 - $81,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,867

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Job Description for Data Analyst

A data analyst uses data to acquire information about specific topics. This usually starts with the survey process, in which data analysts find survey participants and gather the needed information. The data is then interpreted and presented in forms such as charts or reports. Data analysts may also put their survey data in online databases.

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Data Analyst Tasks

  • Collect, analyze, and report data to meet customer needs.
  • Identify new sources of data and methods to improve data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Collect customer requirements, determine technical issues, and design reports to meet data analysis needs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Data Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Data Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Data Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 7,671 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Data Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 1,920 salaries. An experienced Data Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 957 salaries. A Data Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 258 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,371

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Data Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Data Analyst?

Data Analyst in Philadelphia:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Good learning opportunity, gets to interact with different group of people to fill their reporting needs.
Cons:

Data Analyst in Olympia:
"Good Pay, Good Hours and Exciting field! I love it."
Pros: Innovation and new ideas on how to use the latest technology and tools to discover what many companies and organizations already have(millions among million sets of data)
Cons:

Data Analyst in Middletown:
"Compelling and low stress job yet laborious."
Pros: Autonomy. Seeing results and statistics. I am capable of it. Detecting issues.
Cons: Not challenging enough. Boring at times.

Data Analyst in Norcross:
"Medium stress, enjoy the challenges."
Pros: There's always something new to do with data, and I'm always learning something that makes me rethink my own past decisions, so I take work I'm proud of and make it better over time.
Cons: Billable hours can be frustrating.

Data Analyst in Fallon:
"My decisions determine charges to allotment pools."
Pros: I like being involve in improving efficiency, the development of new processes, the creation of standard procedures, and the construction of new systems. I like being recognized as knowledgeable, and used as a resource for information and planning. I like that my job is usually flexible to family issues should they arise.
Cons: I don't like being limited to working only from the office. I detest managers who know very little, yet act as if they know all, to the detriment of the whole organization. I hate having to look busy if I get ahead of schedule.

Data Analyst in Raleigh:
Pros: Ability to problem solve and exercise my analytical mind. I also feel like I'm making a positive impact on the world.
Cons: Lack of upward mobility and doing this job forever would burn me out.

Data Analyst in Seattle:
"Data engineering is lots of different things."
Pros: I like the opportunity to have different projects to work on, preferably using new technologies, to come up with innovative solutions.
Cons: Management and outdated business practices.

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Key Stats for Data Analyst

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1256 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Data Analyst Salaries

▲20%

▲15%

▲13%

National Average
$55,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Data Analyst Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1256 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 13%
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