Director of Analytics Salary

Salaries for Directors of Analytics in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($123K) per year. Total cash compensation to Directors of Analytics bottoms out near $89K and approaches $181K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $30K from bonuses and almost $22K from profit sharing. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. Most Directors of Analytics survey respondents are men (77 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$88,870 - $157,091
(Median)
$89K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $122,582
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$14.49 - $26.82
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$27
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$88,870 - $157,091  
   
Bonus
$2,490 - $30,094  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $21,600  
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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$89,123 - $180,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 676
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Hourly Rate
$14.49 - $26.82  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $0.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,490 - $30,094  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $21,600  
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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$89,123 - $180,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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

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

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Popular Skills for Director of Analytics


Directors of Analytics seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Data Modeling, and Big Data Analytics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management and Tableau Software. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of Statistical Analysis and SQL. A tool kit that includes Microsoft Excel also typically contains SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Analytics

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


Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $110K per year. Directors of Analytics see a median salary of $144K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Directors of Analytics report making only $139K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Directors of Analytics will find that Herndon offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 16 percent. Directors of Analytics will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+14 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). Directors of Analytics in Portland make 28 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in Chicago and Cincinnati also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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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 22%

Data Modeling
up arrow 9%


Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 8%



SAS
up arrow 4%

Web Analytics
up arrow 3%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$134,000

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Tableau Software
up arrow 10%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 4%
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