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Burtch Works study on ‘Salaries of Predictive Analytics Professionals’

According to the recently released Burtch Works study on “Salaries of Predictive Analytics Professionals 2017,” senior-level executives saw the largest increase in salaries from 2016 to 2017, and industry diversification of employment has diluted the concentration of such professionals from financial services and marketing/advertising to consulting and technology.

The fifth annual report examined the salaries of more than 1,700 professionals across the United States. The data was collected through interviews instead of an online survey, which allowed Burtch Works to specifically focus on analytics and not BI, IT, etc.

The report includes: salaries analyzed by industry, region, education, gender and more; demographic data; and analysis of hiring market trends.

Notable trends this year include:

  • The largest salary increase from 2016 to 2017 was seen by senior-level executives (their median base salary increased by 8 percent) as the demand for experienced analytics leaders increases.
  • Financial services and marketing/advertising firms have historically employed over 50 percent of predictive analytics pros, but this year their combined share fell to 45 percent as other industries, such as consulting and tech, saw increases. The use cases for analytics are diversifying.

Copies of the report are available for free download at burtchworks.com/study.

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