$77,992
Avg. Salary
$34.56
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,474

Bonus

$3,561

Profit Sharing

$7,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Data Analyst is $34.56 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Data Analyst is $77,992 per year.

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MEDIAN $77,992
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$0$110K
Salary $58,262 - $104,993
Bonus $1,583 - $12,021
Profit Sharing $1,159 - $10,106
Commission $7,500
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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$57,676 - $110,651
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,631
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $18.44 - $58.29
Overtime $24.21 - $61.57
Annual Data $0$110K
Bonus $1,583 - $12,021
Commission $7,500
Profit Sharing $1,159 - $10,106
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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$57,676 - $110,651
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 249

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
  • Gather, extract, manipulate, analyze and model data using analytical and statistical tools.
  • May also be required to provide database maintenance and development.
  • Ensure data accuracy and create ad hoc reports.

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Data Analyst


Many Senior Data Analysts can be found at Capital One Financial Corp, Aetna, Inc., UnitedHealth Group, Kaiser Permanente, and Centene Corporation, firms that are at the top of the field. For Senior Data Analysts, comfortable salaries can be found at Kaiser Permanente; in fact, median earnings sit around $90K, the highest in the area. Also paying near the top of the field are OptumHealth, Inc. at $90K, Capital One Financial Corp at $80K, and Centene Corporation, where Senior Data Analysts annually earn $78K.

Comcast Cable, Inc., UnitedHealth Group and Centene Corporation are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $70K, $74K, and $78K.

Common Career Paths for Senior Data Analyst


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Advancing into a Director of Analytics role seems to be a popular career move for Senior Data Analysts, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $134K per year. Becoming an Analytics Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Senior Data Analysts move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $99K. Another frequent advance is for Senior Data Analysts to assume a Data Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $51K.

Senior Data Analyst Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Data Analyst


Senior Data Analysts report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Mining / Data Warehouse, SAS, SQL, and Tableau Software are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Access, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Data Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Senior Data Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Data Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 909 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Data Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 709 salaries. An experienced Senior Data Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 369 salaries. A Senior Data Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 100 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,951

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

With a pay rate for Senior Data Analysts that is 23 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Senior Data Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+11 percent), Austin (+7 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), and Washington (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Detroit, which sits 9 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 4 percent less in Chicago and 3 percent less in Seattle, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Senior Data Analyst Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Data Analyst?

Senior Data Analyst in Washington:
"Senior Analyst Advice."
Dont get lost in the technical world, make your presence felt with your knowledge of data.

Senior Data Analyst in Atlanta:
"Cost of living."
Pros: Working in Atlanta is a good balance between affordability and career opportunities. If you are able to find a job here then it is a good place to establish your family here as cost of living is low. There are great schools to send your kids to as well.
Cons: Atlanta is not the best city to work or live if you are a fan of a more scenic city. Atlanta is not the prettiest city. You cannot go out and enjoy a view of the Bay Bridge or relax by the ocean or hike up a mountain. Atlanta is not made for an outdoorsy person.

Senior Data Analyst in Chicago:
"I really enjoy it!"
Pros: Great people, really flexible, great work life balance.
Cons: Commute to Hyde Park; Can be stressful on occasion.

Senior Data Analyst in Greensboro:
"How to follow the prompts and do a job well done."
Being good comes with practice.

Senior Data Analyst in Salt Lake City:
"Keep Adding to Skill Set."
Learn additional tools and obtain accreditations.

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.

Senior Data Analyst in Stamford:
"The hours are alright."
Pros: Easy work usually.
Cons: Mind numbing.

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Key Stats for Senior Data Analyst

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 609 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Senior Data Analyst Salaries

▲8%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$80,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Senior Data Analyst Salaries


SAS
▲2%

SQL
▲1%


National Average
$80,000


Statistical Analysis
▼2%


▼2%

Data Analysis
▼3%







Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 609 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 8%