What does a Senior BI 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
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior BI Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$103,440 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $103K
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Senior BI Analyst Career Path

Learn how to become a Senior BI Analyst, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Nov 2, 2020

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a senior bi analyst

When working as a senior bi analyst, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Dashboarding, SQL Server, Relational Database, Power BI, and Statistics.

The most similar professions to senior bi analyst are:
  • Data Scientist
  • Bi Engineer
  • Analytics Consultant
  • Data Analyst

The most common qualifications to become a senior bi analyst include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.