Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salary

For Business Intelligence Analysts, annual average wages total $66K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $47K and hits $98K on the high end. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by career duration and geographic location. There are more male Business Intelligence Analysts than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 67 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,830 - $93,402
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$66K
$93K
MEDIAN: $66,499
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$17.87 - $51.43
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MEDIAN: $26.13
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$0$98K
Salary $47,830 - $93,402
Bonus $506 - $10,162
Profit Sharing $436.31 - $10,227
Commission $3,750
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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$47,320 - $98,149
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,173
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $17.87 - $51.43
Overtime $22.64 - $54.61
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $506 - $10,162
Commission $3,750
Profit Sharing $436.31 - $10,227
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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$47,320 - $98,149
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 190

Job Description for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst

Business intelligence (BI) analysts help guide and improve the way that businesses' management staff foster collaboration within and between departments. Minimum educational requirements generally include a bachelor's degree in business administration or computer engineering. Additionally, individuals should have at least 1-2 years experience in a supervisory or administrative role within an organization.

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Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Tasks

  • Proficient in the use of query and reporting analysis tools.
  • Standardize data collection by developing methods for database design and validation reports.
  • Provide application analysis and data modeling design to collect data for centralized data warehouse.
  • Extract data from databases and data warehouses for reporting and to facilitate sharing between multiple data systems.

Common Career Paths for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


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Business Intelligence Analysts may progress into high-paying roles like Business Intelligence Architect, where median compensation is $112K annually. Business Intelligence Analysts moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Business Intelligence Developers or Business Intelligence Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $13K higher and $38K higher, respectively.

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


Google, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $111K.

Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst


Business Intelligence Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Warehouse, Data Modeling, Data Mining / Data Warehouse, and Business Intelligence are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel. It is often found that people who know Business Analysis are also skilled in Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 1,564 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 560 salaries. An experienced Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 262 salaries. A Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,316

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

Business Intelligence Analysts will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 25 percent. Business Intelligence Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+19 percent), Houston (+9 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), and Boston (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dallas and Miami (10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst?

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst in Columbus:
"BI Constantly Learning."
Pros: It evolves and shifts, and you can do well if you have decent technical skills and are still 'growing' them and feel not as technical as an individual from Asia but feel as if you can do well in a situation where you can combine your 'Communication' Skills in conjunction with your 'Technical' Skills.
Cons: The Business Users can be demanding and in some cases will suck the blood out of you.

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst in New York:
"Deriving strategic recommendations based on hard facts."
Pros: - Extremely interesting and versatile.
Cons: - Data analysis is a supporting role and tends to get overlooked.

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst in Sacramento:
"Interesting, always something different to focus on."
Pros: Not completely task oriented, very collaborative.
Cons: Contractor to FTE process.

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Key Stats for Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 323 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salaries

▲30%

▲25%

▲14%

National Average
$68,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salaries







National Average
$68,000

SQL
▼1%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼1%

Database Management & Reporting
▼2%

Project Management
▼2%

Business Objects
▼2%





Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 323 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 10%