Business Intelligence Director Salary

Average pay for Business Intelligence Directors in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($126K). Cash earnings for Business Intelligence Directors — including $28K in bonuses and $21K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $97K to $176K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and most collect vision insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$94,696 - $163,048
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$130K
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MEDIAN: $128,309
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Salary $94,696 - $163,048
Bonus $4,908 - $29,558
Profit Sharing $1,505 - $20,729
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$97,050 - $182,483
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 289

Job Description for Business Intelligence Director

Business intelligence directors are responsible for leading design and development activities related to enterprise data warehouses solutions for their organization. They are in charge of providing leadership for other business intelligence developers, architects, and professionals. They participate in business meetings to suggest changes and ideas for intelligence processes. They mentor junior staff and assist with training sessions as well. One of the director's main responsibilities include designing appropriate delivery systems based on project requirements. They use a personal computer to analyze business intelligence information and implement solutions.

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Business Intelligence Director Tasks

  • Partner with senior management to understand and deliver performance insights and key analytics solutions.
  • Advocate for data-driven decisions, strong data governance, and other initiatives.
  • Define specifications for both ad-hoc reporting and data quality projects.
  • Lead, schedule, and troubleshoot technical implementations, from data definitions to models to end user reporting.
  • Build, mentor, and guide business intelligence team to provide BI technical solutions as well as actionable information.

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Popular Skills for Business Intelligence Director


Business Intelligence Directors seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Big Data Analytics, Data Warehouse, Business Strategy, and Business Intelligence are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 6 percent. Those listing Business Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Tableau Software and Data Modeling also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Business Intelligence also know Data Analysis and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Intelligence Director

Pay by Experience for a Business Intelligence Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Intelligence Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Intelligence Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $126,000 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Business Intelligence Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $146,000 based on 158 salaries. A Business Intelligence Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $154,000 based on 55 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $139,756

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

For Business Intelligence Directors, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Business Intelligence Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+16 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), Houston (+13 percent), and Jacksonville (+11 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Business Intelligence Directors in Chicago earning a whopping 35 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Philadelphia and 9 percent less in Tampa, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Business Intelligence Director

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Business Intelligence Director Salaries

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$140,000

▼10%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Business Intelligence Director Salaries






Database Management & Reporting
▼0%

National Average
$140,000



Microsoft SQL Server
▼9%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
▼12%

Data Modeling
▼13%

Tableau Software
▼14%

Business Analysis
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
no benefits
None: 4%