Senior Data Analyst Salary

Salaries for Senior Data Analysts in the United States average out at around $73K annually, but San Francisco employers pay the most, offering approximately $98K on average. Senior Data Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Columbus (+10 percent), Boston (+8 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Washington (+7 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$51,854 - $99,074

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$16.65 - $54.63

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$51,854 - $99,074  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,825  
Profit Sharing
$625 - $12,480  
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$51,540 - $103,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,688
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Hourly Rate
$16.65 - $54.63  
   
Overtime
$18.32 - $58.38  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,825  
   
Profit Sharing
$625 - $12,480  
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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$51,540 - $103,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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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 do not often transition into Director of Analytics roles. The role averages $134K per year.

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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, SQL, and Data Mining / Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in 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 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. 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.

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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
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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Database Management & Reporting
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Data Management
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Statistical Analysis
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Transact-SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Database
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Data Analysis
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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 307 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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