What does a 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
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3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

BI Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$4,700 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $5K
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BI Analyst Career Path

Learn how to become a 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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BI Analyst Insights

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BI Analyst
22 May 2020

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

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Business Intelligence Analyst
3 Nov 2021

“Great boss who cares about your career growth and allows you to take courses/certifications to advance your career path.”

SAP BI Consultant
26 Jul 2021

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

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25 Aug 2020

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5 Apr 2021

“Good Projects and pay scale is good”

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2 Nov 2020

“Flexible hours and the extra income was nice.”

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Business Intelligence Analyst
17 Nov 2020

“Pay was decent but not amazing”

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16 Feb 2021

“I had a wonderful team and I really enjoyed working with everyone on my team”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a bi analyst

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

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

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