What does a Principal Data Analyst do?

Data analysts research and use data to solve problems, optimize profit, minimize turnover, or streamline logistics, and to help companies make better business decisions. They assess a company’s complex information including sales numbers, market research, or behavior, with the goal of reaching simpler, smarter conclusions, and use their technical expertise to stress test the data for quality and accuracy.

Data analysts collect, process, and perform statistical analysis of data and translate the numbers into a layman's terms. By identifying trends and making predictions about the future, they help companies make sense of how they work. Data analysts regulate, normalize, and calibrate data to extract that can be used alone or with other numbers and use charts, graphs, tables, and graphics to explain what the data mean across specific amounts of time or various departments. Data analysts need a bachelor's degree in mathematics, finance, statistics, economics, or computer science.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Principal Data Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$66,248 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$45K
Median: $66K
$98K
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Principal Data Analyst Career Path

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

L5
Principal Data Analyst
$66,248/yr
L7
Director of Data
$108,996/yr
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Principal Data Analyst Insights

Read what Principal Data Analyst professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Markelytics SolutionsMarkelytics Solutions
Data Analyst
Sep. 27, 2021

“I joined this company as a fresher and learnt both technical and soft skills important for career progression.”

Green DotGreen Dot
Data Analyst
Aug. 3, 2021

“Leadership is great and really interested in promoting your work and allowing you to develop.”

Starcom WorldwideStarcom Worldwide
Analytics Manager
Aug. 5, 2021

“Recruits really great people that make you enjoy coming to work and will learn if you put in the time”

Tata Consultancy ServicesTata Consultancy Services
Data Analyst
May 8, 2021

“It is so comfortable working in TCS and we have so many opportunities to learn and grow in our career”

CynosureCynosure
Data Analyst
Jul. 28, 2020

“It was a wonderful experience working in Cynosure .Best to grow your career management are very helpful.”

AscensionAscension
Data Analyst
Aug. 19, 2021

“There are good managers but unfortunately ended my career there with one that was not great.”

Insnap TechnologiesInsnap Technologies
Data Analyst
Dec. 17, 2019

“I started my career with Insnap as a data analyst and my experience has been really really good.”

ThinkBumblebee AnalyticsThinkBumblebee Analytics
Data Analyst
Jul. 23, 2021

“We got updates on how prospect clients understood and viewed our work and that was good for us.”

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