Senior Data Analyst Salary

Senior Data Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $76K per year. 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 $11K from bonuses and upwards of $13K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of Senior Data Analysts are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$56,283 - $102,431
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MEDIAN: $76,209
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$18.01 - $58.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,283 - $102,431  
   
Bonus
$1,553 - $11,340  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $12,822  
Total Pay (?
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$55,917 - $107,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,562
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Hourly Rate
$18.01 - $58.49  
   
Overtime
$21.96 - $60.44  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,553 - $11,340  
   
Profit Sharing
$990 - $12,822  
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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$55,917 - $107,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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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Many Senior Data Analysts move into a Director of Analytics role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $134K per year. As Senior Data Analysts progress in their field, many go on to become Analytics Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $99K per year. Another common career choice for Senior Data Analysts is to move into a Data Manager role. Typically, Data Managers get paid $51K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Data Analyst


Capital One Financial Corp, Aetna, Inc., UnitedHealth Group, Kaiser Permanente, and Centene Corporation are among the top companies that take on many Senior Data Analysts. Those at Kaiser Permanente can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $90K. OptumHealth, Inc., Capital One Financial Corp, and Centene Corporation also offer top salaries for Senior Data Analysts. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $90K, $80K, and $78K, respectively.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Comcast Cable, Inc. ($70K), UnitedHealth Group ($74K), and Centene Corporation ($78K).

Popular Skills for Senior Data Analyst


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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 5 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Access and Microsoft Office. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $74K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $81K. For Senior Data Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $85K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $87K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,020

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For Senior Data Analysts, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 24 percent greater than the national average. Senior Data Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+13 percent), Austin (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), and Washington (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Detroit. Employers pay around 3 percent less in Chicago and 2 percent less in Seattle, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 216 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Senior Data Analyst Salaries

▲11%

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$78,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Senior Data Analyst Salaries


SQL
▲4%


SAS
▲4%



▲1%

Data Analysis
▼0%

Statistical Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$78,000







Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 216 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
35%
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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