Tableau and Alteryx Designers

Chase Gringo
Sep 11, 2017 9 Comments

I've seen a lot of mixed feedback for salaries of data analysts who have strong skill sets in both tools. Can anyone help out and provide the rational for said salary?

For example, Company X pay range is $145-190k because it invests heavily in data, is a consultant company so it can, or whatever...

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    CapnCrunk

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    I would guess that no company in their right mind is paying six figures for someone just because they have advanced tableau or alteryx knowledge. That's like saying investment bankers get hired for their excel skills. Those are "baby" technical tools, and it's likely that companies look for specific subject matter experience or additional technical coding skills, so tableau knowledge is more of a nice-to-have or a given
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    • Chase gr1Ng0
      That number was a random number, so don't fret on that. I am currently right at the six figure mark doing that work, but not that high...

      What are the big kid toys? I'm new (~2 years self taught) to the analytics/BI world and really have become passionate with data.
      Sep 11, 2017
    • Avant / Eng
      CapnCrunk

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      My apologies then. I would say that being able to develop custom etl (SQL, Python, Scala, etc) to bring data in from different applications and automate as much manual work as possible from cleaning to presentation will make someone very marketable. If you can couple that with strong industry knowledge and potentially some statistical analysis, you've pretty much made yourself a data Swiss Army knife. Some people might argue that having such a broad set of data skills is spreading yourself too thin, but I think eventually these skills will become very standard in most data analysts. And why not aim to build a broad perspective and be a CAO one day?
      Sep 11, 2017
    • Chase gr1Ng0
      First of all, thanks so much for your quick and thorough responses.

      My current Alteryx development (6 month user) has basically built my profile to be as dynamic as possible in my overly controlled area. I have created custom macros that reduce monotony and partnered that with the crew macros to make my processes seamless. I'm patting myself on the back for the stuff I'm developing is much more advanced when compared to some counterparts with same experience.

      I'm well versed in SQL through MS Access, but understand the language when looking at other versions like P-SQL, Oracle, etc. All of my education has been self taught and from a mentor of a couple years who showed me the data light.

      Is R valuable as well in your list. I'm starting to look at some free courses on Python to fill my already non existant free time, but hear a lot about R too. Thoughts?
      Sep 11, 2017
    • Uber / Eng #muga
      R and Python are mostly interchangeable for exploratory analysis. But Python gets the edge as it's used more often in production (pipeline, models, etc.) No need to invest in both, though plotting is much nicer in R
      Sep 12, 2017
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      In terms of capabilities, both R and Python are great, but it also depends on the kind of company you work at/your team. If you're a more "business" oriented resource, I would say focus on learning R, because your team will likely have more experience with it than Python and be able to more easily ingest R outputs and expand upon your work. If you work in a more technical team, develop scheduled reports and analysis, and Python fits into the existing technology stack, learn that instead, so you have more flexibility in processes you can automate and integrate
      Sep 12, 2017
  • Cox Communications BOtq68
    Both are tools we use and I would expect low to mid 6 figures acceptable depending on location. But also agree they should not be the only tools in the belt. Also I'd think it's more about how effective you use them and the value of the impact you make to the org that should drive the comp.
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