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Careers: 10 Analytics Jobs That Pay The Most

Before you decide which way to take your analytics career in 2018, take a look at this slideshow, highlighting the highest-paying job titles for data analytics professionals.
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For professionals with skills in big data and analytics, 2018 looks like a great time to find a new job or to ask for a pay increase. Salaries continue to be very high as enterprises become more reliant on analytics to help them find critical insights that will help them attract more customers, improve customer service and increase revenues.

In its 2018 Technology and IT Salary Guide, staffing firm Robert Half noted that business intelligence (BI) analyst is one of the most in-demand job roles for 2018. It added, "67% of technology executive say digital marketing, big data, cloud or mobile initiatives are the greatest contributing factors to hiring."

Naturally, some analytics job roles pay better than others.

Which are likely to offer the best pay for 2018?

To find out, All Analytics pored through the salary data from the Robert Half Technology salary guide. And because not all analytics professionals work for the IT department, we also analyzed Robert Half's 2018 salary reports for accounting & finance and creative & marketing professionals. Based on those reports, the following 10 job titles are the highest-paying in the analytics field.

[Note: The line between what counts as an "analytics job" and what doesn't can be a bit fuzzy. Many job titles that include the word "analyst" -- such as a systems analyst, for example -- might not have anything to do with analytics. This slideshow focuses on positions where analytics is usually a primary part of the job role, whether or not the title includes the word "analyst."]

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