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Data Analyst Salary (United States)

A Data Analyst earns an average salary of $51,224 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Data Modeling, SAS, and Statistical Analysis.
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$36,139 - $76,416
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MEDIAN: $51,224
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Data Analyst Salary (?
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$13.52 - $33.17
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,139 - $76,416  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,443  
Profit Sharing
$499.33 - $6,306  
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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$34,089 - $77,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,347
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.52 - $33.17  
   
Overtime
$18.34 - $44.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,443  
   
Profit Sharing
$499.33 - $6,306  
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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$34,089 - $77,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,362
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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 customer requirements, determine technical issues, and design reports to meet data analysis needs.
  • Identify new sources of data and methods to improve data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Collect, analyze, and report data to meet customer needs.

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Data Analyst Reviews

What is it like working as a Data Analyst?
Data Analyst in New York:
"Data analyst."
Pros: Analyzing data and coming up with results that will generate more revenue for my company.
Cons: Monotonous tasks, QA, long meetings.
Data Analyst in Seattle:
"Data Ninja."
Pros: Working with many different databases and software languages to build ad-hoc, custom solutions to frequently changing customer needs. Learning new programming languages.
Cons: SAP integration with many clients, difficult HR.
Data Analyst in Salt Lake City:
"Perks."
Pros: Writing queries, free food, doing analysis, forecasting, creating graphs, creating presentations, flexibility to schedule.
Cons: Communication, menial tasks unrelated to job, not feeling valued.
Data Analyst in Austin:
"Good Place To Work."
Pros: Yodle has a casual, yet performance-driven culture that fosters professional development.
Cons: As likely typical with most companies, communication from management is not great. Because things move so fast here, they're not able to be as proactive as would be desired.
Data Analyst in Nashville:
"Being A Data Analyst Is Too Narrow For Responsibilities."
Pros: I enjoy working with multiple technologies, both communicating progress and where a project is at and getting into the meat of TSQL and other database languages.
Cons: You will not be appreciated for all the multiple hats you will have to wear. Often I find myself leading discussion with clients and brokers that go far beyond a technical mindset.

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Experience Affects Data Analyst Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Data Analyst Salaries

SAS
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SQL
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Data Analysis
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$50,000
Microsoft Access
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Microsoft Excel
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SPSS
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 1509 votes.

Gender

Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%