What does a Lead Analyst do?

Analysts research, analyze and report on different trends. Using either publicly available or collected data, analysts attempt to draw insights that can be used to create actionable strategies in different industries. Analysts may be called to be flexible and work across various industries, with different types of datasets, and may be required to spend a significant amount of time creating and delivering reports.

Analysts require a Bachelor's degree in mathematics, business, marketing, computer science, or related fields. A Master's degree in business administration (MBA), marketing, mathematics, computer science or related fields may be preferred. Analysts benefit from having distinct communication and research skills. This role also requires individuals who are detail-oriented and self-motivated.

  • Perform industry research using publically available data sources
  • Requisition and purchase private data sources to provide research and analysis
  • Use data mining tools to collect data for further research and analysis
  • Work collaboratively with programmers to create tools to collect and analyze data
  • Manipulate data using data analysis tools to discover insights
  • Generate and deliver reports from data analysis
  • Offer suggestions and direction from analysis to help guide organization decision-makers
  • Collaborate with different teams and departments to provide expertise and insight
  • Master's degree in business administration (MBA), marketing, computer science, mathematics or other related field may be preferred
  • 1-5 years of experience in marketing or related fields
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and visualization tools, such as Microsoft PowerBI and Tableau
  • Functional experience with database and spreadsheet software, such as MySQL and Excel
  • Experience performing various forms of online research
  • Currently knowledge of or ability to quickly learn data mining tools and techniques
  • Significant attention to detail and an ability to quickly spot and fix problems
  • Experience working in a team setting and desire to take leadership roles within a team
  • Detail-oriented and a strict attention and appreciation for deadlines
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Lead Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$7,000 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$4K
Median: $7K
$19K
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Lead Analyst Career Path

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Lead Analyst Insights

Read what Lead Analyst professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
GlobalLogicGlobalLogic
Analyst
3 Sep 2020

“3. I was in Travels project and manager and QA was so good and helpful.”

ClearDATAClearDATA
Analyst
23 Jun 2021

“This is a fun place to work and the people are all helpful and friendly.”

Delta Air LinesDelta Air Lines
Analyst
4 Feb 2021

“Everyone I have met from Delta while I have worked there have been incredibly nice and intelligent.”

BAE Systems USABAE Systems USA
GEOINT Analyst
5 Mar 2021

“My manager is approachable and helpful and I have not had issues working with this company.”

American ExpressAmerican Express
Lead Analyst
7 Apr 2021

“It's one of the best place to work with very good and friendly environment.”

Estee AdvisorsEstee Advisors
Analyst
18 Jun 2019

“Good and positive work atmosphere.One of the best place to brush your knowledge and talent.”

Maxxam AnalyticsMaxxam Analytics
Analyst II
26 Aug 2019

“I felt bad because the people I worked with were nice and I didn't want to leave them hanging!”

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Payor Analyst
4 May 2020

“The only pro was that it was close to home and I made some good friends”

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