Director of Analytics Salary

Directors of Analytics enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($124K) annually in the United States. Total cash compensation to Directors of Analytics bottoms out near $90K and approaches $185K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $30K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Male Directors of Analytics are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Directors of Analytics report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$89,266 - $161,370
(Median)
$89K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $123,942
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$14.49 - $26.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$89,266 - $161,370  
   
Bonus
$2,492 - $30,432  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $20,226  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$89,948 - $184,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 819
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.49 - $26.82  
   
Overtime
$0.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,492 - $30,432  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $20,226  
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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$89,948 - $184,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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, skills in People Management, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, and Data Mining / Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 18 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management and Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know SQL. Those familiar with Data Analysis also tend to know Statistical Analysis and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Analytics

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $111K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $133K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $144K. 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 $140K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $135,510

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

Surpassing the national average by 20 percent, Directors of Analytics in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Directors of Analytics can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+13 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), Austin (+9 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Philadelphia, 10 percent below the national average. Employers in Minneapolis and Cincinnati also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Director of Analytics Salaries



National Average
$136,000



Skills That Affect Director of Analytics Salaries

People Management
up arrow 18%

Machine Learning
up arrow 12%



Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 7%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 4%

Business Analysis
up arrow 4%

SAS
up arrow 4%

Data Modeling
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Web Analytics
0%

National Average
$136,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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