What does a BI Engineer do?

BI engineers design, implement, and maintain systems used to collect and analyze business intelligence data. They create dashboards, databases, and other platforms that allow for efficient collection and evaluation of BI data. They work closely with marketing staff and other stakeholder to gain an understanding of BI goals and objectives to ensure the systems and their capabilities support competitive research efforts that achieve those goals. They may train other staff members on the use of BI tools and programs.

BI engineers typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field, or credentials specifically related to business intelligence. They must be comfortable designing and implementing data collection and analysis systems. These roles require familiarity with data visualization software programs and related tools. Experience with computer programming or an engineering background is an advantage.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

BI Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$66,756 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $67K
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BI Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become a BI Engineer, 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. 4, 2021

“I thought the work environment was enjoyable and I felt my work was appreciated at WBS.”

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Tableau Developer
May 11, 2021

“You will get the opportunities to grow your career Great support from management Leaders are true guides here”

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Oct. 9, 2020

“It never felt like there was any real understanding of how to build a good reporting team.”

Business Intelligence Engineer
Aug. 29, 2019

“It can be a good place to learn if you are early in your career.”

Business Intelligence Developer
Sep. 4, 2020

“I had worked for Epic for over 9 years and was internally ranked as a top performer”

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Jun. 26, 2020

“I was impressed how genuinely nice and helpful everyone is.”

De HeusDe Heus
BI Developer
Apr. 9, 2021

“Quite Good Salary and Bonus.”

Raiffeisen InternationalRaiffeisen International
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Feb. 13, 2021

“You have a lot of opportunities to grow and this is possible if you really want to.”

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

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

The most similar professions to bi engineer are:
  • Bi Analyst
  • Bi Manager
  • Data Scientist
  • Analytics Consultant

The most common qualifications to become a bi engineer 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.