How much does a Data Analyst earn?

The average salary can range considerably, from $80k for entry-level roles to well in excess of $100k for senior-level experts. The salary range is highly dependent on your level of experience, qualifications, and geographical location.

Overall, Data Analyst wages have seen an increase in recent years as demand for professionals who can sort and extract learnings from data sets increases. Every major organisation understands the value of interpreting their data and leveraging it to eliminate inefficiencies and improve their products and services. 

What is the average Data Analyst salary in Australia?

The average Data Analyst salary in Australia varies based on several variables, such as location and level of experience. According to the 2022/23 Hays Salary Guide, the average professional in Australia earns between $90,000 and $115,000.

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How does a Data Analyst salary progress from entry-level to senior?

The difference in skills between junior and senior professionals in this field can be vast. A professional’s progression from junior to senior is primarily based on experience of applying data sets to real-world problems and developing solutions. 

The foundations of the role of a Data Analyst can be similar to Data Scientists who are highly skilled analysts with an understanding of data sets and how to manipulate them. The more value you can bring to an organisation by applying your knowledge of complex data sets, the more responsibility and therefore compensation you can expect. 

Entry-Level Data Analyst Salary

An entry-level professional can expect to earn between $80,000 and $82,000. They will be working on data projects to create insights that can be applied to real-world problems the organisation faces. The data analysed by an entry-level analyst may include data collected from customers or social media, data used for business intelligence purposes only, data collected by sensors or data generated by software applications. 

Mid-Level Data Analyst Salary

A more experienced Data Analyst can expect to earn between $100,000 and $105,000. Mid-range professionals will be expected to create data set based solutions for a variety of problems and data sets. Solutions created by mid-range professionals may include data visualisation, data clusters or data dashboards to deliver insights about customers, data analytics reports or data applied to business intelligence platforms. 

Senior Data Analyst Salary

A senior Data Analyst typically earns between $120,000 and $130,000. Senior Data Analysts are expected to have advanced knowledge of data sets and how data can be applied to create insights that can help an organisation solve complex problems or generate new business opportunities. They will often work with Data Scientists and Data Engineers to develop data sets, data models and data solutions.

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