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Senior Data Analyst Salary

Median pay for Senior Data Analysts in the United States comes out to approximately $72K annually, but employers in San Francisco pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $99K. Senior Data Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Columbus (+16 percent), Boston (+9 percent), New York (+9 percent), and Washington (+7 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$51,542 - $98,530
(Median)
$52K
$72K
$99K
MEDIAN: $72,145
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$16.26 - $56.65
(Median)
$16
$30
$57
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,542 - $98,530  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,634  
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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$51,280 - $103,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,652
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.26 - $56.65  
   
Overtime
$18.24 - $58.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,634  
   
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).
)
$51,280 - $103,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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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 move on to become Directors of Analytics may enjoy significant pay raises, as Directors of Analytics get paid an average of $134K per year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Data Analyst


Survey results imply that Senior Data Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Data Modeling, Transact-SQL, Data Management, and SAS are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 8 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $69K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $75K. Senior Data Analysts see a median salary of $82K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $87K on average.

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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




SQL
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SAS
up arrow 5%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 4%

Database
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Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Statistical Analysis
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Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$74,000

Microsoft Office
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Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 326 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: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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