Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salary

Business Intelligence Developers in the United States pull down an average of $78K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $11K and $9K, respectively — total cash payment to Business Intelligence Developers can bottom out near $55K or peak near $116K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but geography and years of experience are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Business Intelligence Developers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Business Intelligence Developers who answered the questionnnaire. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$54,764 - $106,813
$55K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,928
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$20.87 - $68.99
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$0$115K
Salary $54,764 - $106,813
Bonus $508 - $10,966
Profit Sharing $399 - $9,136
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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$54,569 - $115,316
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,910
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $20.87 - $68.99
Overtime $17.11 - $62.02
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $508 - $10,966
Profit Sharing $399 - $9,136
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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$54,569 - $115,316
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 361

Job Description for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer

Business intelligence developers must be data experts, as they work primarily with databases and different types of software. Often abbreviated as BI developer, this job involves developing and fine tuning IT solutions. That can include anything from coding to testing to debugging to designing to implementing newly developed tools. A BI developer spends a lot of time researching and planning solutions for existing problems within the company. BI developers also are responsible for building OLAP, or online analytical processing. They also work with databases, both relational and multidimensional. BI developers are often responsible for managing others in the IT department or in the company.

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Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Tasks

  • Create business intelligence tools and reports, such as physical data models and dimensional analyses.
  • Design, code, test, and aggregate results from SQL queries to provide information to users.
  • Create technical documents to document Oracle or other database contents, concepts, and mapping between databases.
  • Participate in the design, development, and analysis of data architecture and warehousing approaches.

Popular Employer Salaries for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Business Intelligence Developers include General Motors Corporation, Amazon.com Inc, Hewlett-Packard Company, Accenture, and Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. Those at Amazon.com Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $117K.

Common Career Paths for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer


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Business Intelligence Developers who move on to become Business Intelligence Architects may enjoy significant pay raises, as Business Intelligence Architects get paid an average of $112K per year. It is quite typical for Business Intelligence Developers to transition into roles as Business Intelligence Consultants or Business Intelligence Managers, where reported median earnings are $6K and $26K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer


Business Intelligence Developers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Modeling, ETL, Data Warehouse, and Data Mining / Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel, Crystal Reports, and Data Analysis. Most people skilled in Business Intelligence are similarly competent in Microsoft SQL Server and Data Warehouse.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer

Pay by Experience for a Business Intelligence (BI) Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Intelligence (BI) Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 916 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Intelligence (BI) Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 649 salaries. An experienced Business Intelligence (BI) Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 325 salaries. A Business Intelligence (BI) Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,184

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

Home to some of the best pay for Business Intelligence Developers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 32 percent above the national average. Business Intelligence Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+26 percent), Houston (+20 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and Phoenix (+15 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Business Intelligence Developers in Erie earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Salt Lake City and Dallas (10 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Business Intelligence (BI) Developer

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 450 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salaries

▲26%

▲22%

▲13%

National Average
$80,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Business Intelligence (BI) Developer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 450 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 11%