Senior Data Analyst Salary

An average Senior Data Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $72K per year. In the world of Senior Data Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $51K and $103K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $12K, respectively. While tenure and the specific company impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Senior Data Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Senior Data Analysts (63 percent) who took the survey are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$51,345 - $98,108
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$51K
$72K
$98K
MEDIAN: $71,626
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$16.26 - $50.98
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$16
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$51
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,345 - $98,108  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,382  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $11,745  
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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$51,014 - $102,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,606
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.26 - $50.98  
   
Overtime
$18.21 - $58.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,382  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $11,745  
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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$51,014 - $102,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 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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Popular Skills for Senior Data Analyst


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Data Modeling, Transact-SQL, Data Management, and SAS are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel. The majority of those 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $69K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $74K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Data Analysts make a median salary of $81K. Senior Data Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $87K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Data Analysts, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Data Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Columbus (+17 percent), Boston (+9 percent), Washington (+8 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). Houston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Philadelphia (14 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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
$74,000


Skills That Affect Senior Data Analyst Salaries




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

Project Management
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 332 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
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%