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Senior Data Analyst Salary

Median pay for Senior Data Analysts in the United States is around $71K annually. Overall cash earnings for Senior Data Analysts stretch from $50K on the lower end to $101K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $11K from profit sharing. While tenure and the individual firm impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Most Senior Data Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Men make up the majority of Senior Data Analysts (61 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,717 - $96,555
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MEDIAN: $70,565
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$50,717 - $96,555  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,285  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $10,928  
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$50,358 - $101,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,592
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$15.08 - $51.04  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $54.72  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,285  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $10,928  
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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$50,358 - $101,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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Job Description for Senior Data Analyst

A senior data analyst may work for many different types of businesses, most commonly in marketing or finance. A senior data analyst specializes in collecting data, organizing that data, and then analyzing the data so that they can accurately report their findings so that other departments to make informed decisions. As a senior-level employee, a senior data analyst also be oversees and mentors a small team and serves as a liaison between the data analysts and other departments.

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Senior Data Analyst Tasks

  • Ensure data accuracy and create ad hoc reports.
  • May also be required to provide database maintenance and development.
  • Gather, extract, manipulate, analyze and model data using analytical and statistical tools.

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Popular Skills for Senior Data Analyst


Survey results imply that Senior Data Analysts deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Transact-SQL, Data Modeling, Data Management, and Data Mining / Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Access, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Data Analysis also know SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Data Analyst

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


Senior Data Analysts with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $67K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $73K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Data Analysts make a median salary of $81K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $86K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Data Analysts, 33 percent above the national average. Senior Data Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Columbus (+21 percent), Washington (+10 percent), Boston (+9 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). In San Diego, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (13 percent less) and Philadelphia (7 percent less).

Senior Data Analyst Reviews

What is it like working as a Senior Data Analyst?
Senior Data Analyst in Calabasas:
"Automate Reports. Analyze Data."
Pros: Sometimes we have office parties and fun events at work.
Cons: Sometimes I need to stay late to finish a project.

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Experience Affects Senior Data Analyst Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Senior Data Analyst Salaries



SAS
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SQL
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Data Analysis
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Statistical Analysis
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Database
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Project Management
0%

National Average
$72,000

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 377 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%