Director of Analytics Salary

Directors of Analytics in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $124K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Directors of Analytics, overall income ranges from $86K near the bottom to $181K at the top; this can include more than $31K from bonuses and more than $19K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Analytics. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$83,231 - $162,542
$83K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $124,201
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$83,231 - $162,542  
   
Bonus
$4,793 - $31,005  
Profit Sharing
$1,009 - $19,219  
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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$86,139 - $180,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 676

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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


Directors of Analytics report using a deep pool of skills on the job. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Tableau Software, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management. Those educated in Data Analysis tend to be well versed in 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Directors of Analytics. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $98K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $129K. Directors of Analytics bring in $142K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $160K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $133,239

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

Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Directors of Analytics in Minneapolis receive some of the highest pay in the country. Directors of Analytics can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+23 percent), Austin (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and Seattle (+13 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Washington is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Philadelphia and 9 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Director of Analytics

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Director of Analytics Salaries

▲20%

▲7%

National Average
$133,000

▼3%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Director of Analytics Salaries




SAS
▲9%

SQL
▲7%



Business Analysis
▼0%

Statistical Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$133,000







Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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