Senior Data Analysts in the United States take home an average $76K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $16K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Data Analysts can bottom out near $56K or peak near $109K depending on individual performance. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and tenure are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Senior Data Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Data Analysts. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,194 - $103,012  
   
Bonus
$1,554 - $11,636  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $15,659  
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$55,638 - $108,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,560
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$18.03 - $58.91  
   
Overtime
$21.73 - $59.82  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,554 - $11,636  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $15,659  
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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$55,638 - $108,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111

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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 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. Becoming an Analytics Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Senior Data Analysts move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $99K. Another frequent advance is for Senior Data Analysts to assume a Data Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $51K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Data Analyst


Dominating the field, Capital One Financial Corp, UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, and OptumHealth, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Senior Data Analysts. The biggest paychecks can be found at Kaiser Permanente — the median salary there is $90K.

Popular Skills for Senior Data Analyst


Senior Data Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Tableau Software, SAS, Data Mining / Data Warehouse, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Senior Data Analysts, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $75K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $81K. Senior Data Analysts bring in $85K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $86K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,261

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

Surpassing the national average by 20 percent, Senior Data Analysts in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Data Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+10 percent), Austin (+8 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Atlanta (+6 percent). Phoenix ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 5 percent below the national average. Chicago and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

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 203 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Senior Data Analyst Salaries




National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Senior Data Analyst Salaries

SAS
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SQL
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Data Analysis
0%

Statistical Analysis
0%

Data Management
0%

Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$78,000






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 203 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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