Business Intelligence Analysts

risk level
Based on 343 votes
by year 2032
or $51.93 per hour
as of 2023

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Data Scientists.


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Automation risk

69% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

User poll

57% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 69% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Business Intelligence Analysts will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Data Scientists' job openings is expected to rise 35.8% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Data Scientists' was $108,020, or $51 per hour

'Data Scientists' were paid 124.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 192,710 people employed as 'Data Scientists' within the United States.

This represents around 0.13% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 787 people are employed as 'Data Scientists'.

Job description

Produce financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports. Devise methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources.

SOC Code: 15-2051.01


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JR (Low) says
Employers may want to replace current data workers but this may never come to be if the current offerings are anything to go by, AI tools in the analysis field struggle to produce satisfactory results...don't believe me? go ahead and try out CoPilot with even something as simple as Excel.

The ETL process is also a complicated, one which most AI is not nor ever may be able to handle, data needs to be cleaned and standardized before AI can take a crack at it, the "AI" and yes I have to put that in quotes does not understand the context of anything, it is a prediction model using gradient boosters that performs quite well under controlled circumstances, thrown into any critical thought role it starts to lose pace. Furthermore nobody who works in the AI space authoring models ands understands the inner workings of "AI" treats this as anything more than a highly sophisticated toy...maybe in another 10 years we can come back to this question and see if we should start to worry.
Jan 18, 2024 at 10:34 AM
Andrew Groom (Highly likely) says
It's 2023 now and chatGPT4 can already do a lot of the components of a BA. Won't be long now..
Jun 02, 2023 at 09:06 PM
Sam (Moderate) says
Once a data model is available, a lot of the tasks can be automated. However, I don't see how computers will be able to bypass data quality issues and still give complete and correct data.
May 09, 2023 at 02:43 PM
feiza Mohamed (Moderate) says
Because business analysis may not be very reliant on human operation, it may be analyzed by machine using a sequence and pattern of human behaviour
Apr 16, 2023 at 05:09 PM
Rahul (Low) says
Still requires human elements like critical thinking.
Nov 14, 2022 at 07:21 AM
Paul Norman (Low) says
As a BI analyst, I automate my own job every chance I get. Data, business requirements, and technology are constantly changing.

I spend half of my time maintaining, tweaking, and fixing automation jobs - these include dashboards, data sets, and database tables.

It requires a technical person who is also an expert in their business domain to translate business requirements into data or reports that others need.
Jul 15, 2022 at 10:57 PM
Honey shunga (Low) says
A business analyst is all about identifying the critical areas in which it needs improvement which a manual or human-dependent work system.
Oct 15, 2021 at 12:09 AM
Feiza Mohamed says
i don't agree since the statistics can be easily programmed into the computer
Apr 16, 2023 at 05:40 PM

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