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Director of Analytics Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Directors of Analytics in the United States, with median pay hovering around $133K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $30K and $20K, respectively — total cash payment to Directors of Analytics can bottom out near $87K or peak near $183K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Directors of Analytics who answered the questionnnaire. Most Directors of Analytics like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$87,263 - $158,630
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$87K
$120K
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MEDIAN: $122,062
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$14.49 - $26.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$87,263 - $158,630  
   
Bonus
$2,455 - $30,351  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $20,000  
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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$86,774 - $182,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 527
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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
$2,455 - $30,351  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $20,000  
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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$86,774 - $182,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 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 seem to wield many 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, 18 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management and Strategic Planning. 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 earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $106K per year. Directors of Analytics with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $144K. Directors of Analytics who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $140K.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Directors of Analytics, 22 percent higher than the national average. Directors of Analytics can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Herndon (+17 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), and New York (+5 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Diego and Boston (6 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Director of Analytics Salaries



National Average
$133,000



Skills That Affect Director of Analytics Salaries

People Management
up arrow 24%

Data Modeling
up arrow 18%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 12%

Strategy
up arrow 7%





Statistical Analysis
up arrow 3%

SAS
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$133,000

SQL
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 14%

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
32%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 3%