What does a Business Intelligence Analyst do?

BI analysts gather and study business intelligence data, using this information to develop insights about competitors and the marketplace. They meet with clients or stakeholders to determine what information is needed and how it will be used, develop a plan for gathering data, and compile reports that highlight conclusions or significant points of interest. These analysts use a variety of BI software programs and other tools, and may also use additional research tactics such as focus groups or interviews.

BI analysts typically have a bachelor’s degree in Business Intelligence or a computer science field. They must have strong data analysis and interpretation capabilities, and be comfortable evaluating and dissecting statistics. These roles require experience with a variety of research tactics, and the ability to determine the best methods for obtaining specific types of information. Analysts must be comfortable using BI software programs and related technology.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Business Intelligence Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$85,035 /yr
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Not including cash compensation
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Business Intelligence Analyst Career Path

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22 May 2020

“They didn't give so much training as promised but an overload of work and high expectations.”

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26 Jul 2021

“6. Good place to explore your skills and management encourages and motivates for your career development.”

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12 May 2019

“The people are really nice and the benefits/pto are top notch”

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5 Apr 2021

“Good Projects and pay scale is good”

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11 Jul 2019

“Pretty good pay to start your career with but the concept of variable pay after your first year makes it difficult to see benefits.”

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2 Nov 2020

“Flexible hours and the extra income was nice.”

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17 Nov 2020

“Pay was decent but not amazing”

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