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Director of Analytics Salary (United States)

Directors of Analytics in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $134K) surpassing six figures annually. Cash earnings for Directors of Analytics — which occasionally include more than $30K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing — stretch from around $85K to approximately $183K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all people have medical and dental plans, and most have vision insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Directors of Analytics. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Analytics. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Director of Analytics Salary (?
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$86,398 - $159,622
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MEDIAN: $122,477
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$14.49 - $26.82
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$86,398 - $159,622  
   
Bonus
$2,031 - $30,287  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $20,203  
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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$85,490 - $183,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 464
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$14.49 - $26.82  
   
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National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,031 - $30,287  
   
Profit Sharing
$990 - $20,203  
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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$85,490 - $183,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | 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 report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Data Modeling, and Data Mining / Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 17 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management, Strategic Planning, and Microsoft Excel. Those educated in Data Analysis tend to be well versed in SQL and Statistical Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Analytics

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $102K per year. On average, Directors of Analytics make $145K following one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $143K. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

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$134,000
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Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Directors of Analytics, 18 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include San Francisco, Dallas, New York, and Seattle, where Directors of Analytics typically earn around 16 percent, 13 percent, 6 percent, and 3 percent more than usual. Denver is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Minneapolis (10 percent lower) and San Diego (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Director of Analytics Salaries

National Average
$134,000

Skills That Affect Director of Analytics Salaries

People Management
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Data Modeling
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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Web Analytics
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Strategy
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SAS
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$134,000
SQL
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Microsoft Excel
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Strategic Planning
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 4%