Senior Data Analyst Salary

The median salary for Senior Data Analysts in the United States is $73K annually, and compared to other cities, San Francisco offers the biggest paychecks at around $99K on average. Senior Data Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Columbus (+12 percent), New York (+9 percent), Boston (+9 percent), and Washington (+7 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$51,626 - $99,052
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$52K
$73K
$99K
MEDIAN: $72,622
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$16.63 - $55.00
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$51,626 - $99,052  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,929  
Profit Sharing
$730 - $12,255  
Total Pay (?
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$51,347 - $103,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,678
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Hourly Rate
$16.63 - $55.00  
   
Overtime
$18.32 - $58.38  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,929  
   
Profit Sharing
$730 - $12,255  
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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$51,347 - $103,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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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Senior Data Analysts who go on to become Directors of Analytics may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Directors of Analytics is $134K annually.

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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 Data Modeling, SAS, Data Management, and Data Mining / Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $70K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $76K. Senior Data Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $82K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $87K.

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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
$74,000


Skills That Affect Senior Data Analyst Salaries


SAS
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SQL
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 4%

Database Management & Reporting
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Statistical Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Database
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National Average
$74,000

Financial Analysis
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Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 316 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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