Senior Data Analyst Salary

The average salary for Senior Data Analysts in the United States is $73K per year, and pay runs especially high in San Francisco, where the average is $98K. Senior Data Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Columbus (+10 percent), New York (+9 percent), Boston (+7 percent), and Washington (+7 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$51,752 - $99,025
(Median)
$52K
$73K
$99K
MEDIAN: $72,837
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$16.58 - $55.75
(Median)
$17
$31
$56
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,752 - $99,025  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,993  
Profit Sharing
$725 - $12,365  
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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$51,527 - $103,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,686
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.58 - $55.75  
   
Overtime
$18.28 - $58.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,993  
   
Profit Sharing
$725 - $12,365  
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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$51,527 - $103,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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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Senior Data Analysts may progress into high-paying roles like Director of Analytics, where median compensation is $134K annually.

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Popular Skills for Senior Data Analyst


Survey takers working as Senior Data Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Data Modeling, SAS, Data Management, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of 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 $70K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $76K. For Senior Data Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $82K. Senior Data Analysts who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $87K.

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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
$75,000


Skills That Affect Senior Data Analyst Salaries


SAS
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SQL
up arrow 4%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 4%

Data Management
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Database Management & Reporting
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Statistical Analysis
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Transact-SQL
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Database
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$75,000

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 310 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
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%
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