Senior Data Analyst Salary

Senior Data Analysts in the United States take home approximately $77K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Senior Data Analysts approaches anywhere from $56K on the lower end to $108K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $12K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Data Analysts. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Men make up the majority of Senior Data Analysts (62 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$56,332 - $102,259
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MEDIAN: $76,586
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,332 - $102,259  
   
Bonus
$1,573 - $11,738  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $10,304  
Total Pay (?
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$55,841 - $107,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,730
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$17.95 - $56.35  
   
Overtime
$22.78 - $61.40  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,573 - $11,738  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $10,304  
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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$55,841 - $107,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Senior Data Analyst


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Senior Data Analysts often transition into Director of Analytics positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Directors of Analytics earn $134K per year. The most common promotion for Senior Data Analysts is Analytics Manager, a position that typically pays $99K annually. Another standard transition for Senior Data Analysts seeking advancement is to assume a Data Manager role, where pay is often $51K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Data Analyst


Known for taking on a considerable number of Senior Data Analysts, Capital One Financial Corp, Aetna, Inc., UnitedHealth Group, Kaiser Permanente, and Centene Corporation are leading firms in the industry. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Kaiser Permanente offers the most; Senior Data Analysts earn $90K on average there. Other leaders in compensation levels are OptumHealth, Inc. at $90K, Capital One Financial Corp at $80K, and Centene Corporation, where Senior Data Analysts annually earn $78K.

Workers at Comcast Cable, Inc., UnitedHealth Group, and Centene Corporation also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $70K, $74K, and $78K respectively.

Popular Skills for Senior Data Analyst


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Data Mining / Data Warehouse, SAS, SQL, and Tableau Software are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Access, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Data Analysis also know SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Data Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Senior Data Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Data Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 909 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Data Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 709 salaries. An experienced Senior Data Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 369 salaries. A Senior Data Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 100 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,385

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

Surpassing the national average by 24 percent, Senior Data Analysts in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Data Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+12 percent), Austin (+8 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), and Washington (+6 percent). In Detroit, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Chicago (4 percent less) and Seattle (3 percent less).

Senior Data Analyst Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Senior Data Analyst

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 242 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Senior Data Analyst Salaries

▲10%

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$78,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Senior Data Analyst Salaries


SAS
▲4%

SQL
▲3%



Statistical Analysis
▼0%


▼0%

National Average
$78,000

Data Analysis
▼1%







Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 242 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 8%
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