Senior Data Analyst Salary

Median pay for Senior Data Analysts in the United States is around $74K per year, but employers in San Francisco offer the biggest paychecks; average compensation in that city is approximately $98K. Senior Data Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+6 percent), Boston (+6 percent), Washington (+6 percent), and Los Angeles (+5 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$53,249 - $100,782
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$53K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,326
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$16.95 - $53.68
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,249 - $100,782  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,967  
Profit Sharing
$745 - $15,929  
Total Pay (?
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$52,576 - $105,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,945
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Hourly Rate
$16.95 - $53.68  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $56.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,967  
   
Profit Sharing
$745 - $15,929  
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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$52,576 - $105,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Data Analyst


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While not commonly seen, Senior Data Analysts who transition into a Director of Analytics position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Directors of Analytics is $134K per year. With an annual salary of $98K, Analytics Manager is the most common role for Senior Data Analysts to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Data Manager role — which usually pays $51K — is also typical for Senior Data Analysts, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Data Analyst


Although salaries only range from $70K to just $94K, Capital One Financial Corp still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $80K.

Popular Skills for Senior Data Analyst


Senior Data Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Transact-SQL, SQL, Data Modeling, and SAS are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $72K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $78K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Data Analysts make a median salary of $83K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $87K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,969

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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
$76,000


Skills That Affect Senior Data Analyst Salaries

SQL
up arrow 4%

Data Modeling
up arrow 4%

SAS
up arrow 4%

Transact-SQL
up arrow 4%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 2%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 2%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Data Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
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Database
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National Average
$76,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 316 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

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: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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