Wages for Directors of Analytics in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($124K) per year. In the world of Directors of Analytics, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $31K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $20K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $86K and $180K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Directors of Analytics survey respondents are men (71 percent). Most Directors of Analytics like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$82,756 - $161,198
$83K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $123,755
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Salary
$82,756 - $161,198  
   
Bonus
$4,840 - $30,917  
Profit Sharing
$1,016 - $20,134  
Commission
$11,500  
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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$85,618 - $180,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 702

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Job Description for Director of Analytics

Directors of analytics supervise a team that provides analytical expertise for their organization. They are in charge of coordinating efforts and provide coaching to staff members in their department. Directors of analytics spend a large portion of their time performing statistical analysis based on market knowledge and research expertise. They identify patterns based on aggregate data to find risks or opportunities, as well as make performance change recommendations. Directors of analytics create forecasts using analytical information and results, compare sets of data to optimize resource allocation, and support business development through their use of complex data. These directors must follow company procedures to reach all established goals.

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Director of Analytics Tasks

  • Manage a team of analysts, assigning schedules, and projects.
  • Develop, implement, and disseminate metrics about quality, performance and outcomes.
  • Collaborate with executives and other departments to identify and meet information needs.
  • Analyze and validate findings, creating reports, presentations, and visualizations.

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Popular Skills for Director of Analytics


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Machine Learning, People Management, Big Data Analytics, and SAS are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Tableau Software, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Analytics

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Directors of Analytics, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $98K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $129K. Directors of Analytics claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $142K. Directors of Analytics with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $157K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $133,687

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Directors of Analytics, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 21 percent above the national average. Directors of Analytics can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+19 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Austin (+12 percent), and New York (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Washington, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and Atlanta (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Director of Analytics

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Director of Analytics Salaries



National Average
$134,000



Skills That Affect Director of Analytics Salaries


People Management
up arrow 13%


SAS
up arrow 10%

SQL
up arrow 8%





Data Analysis
0%

Strategic Planning
0%

National Average
$134,000




Tableau Software
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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