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Business Continuity Planner / Analyst

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Business Continuity Planner or Analyst researches company operations and develops strategies for companies to implement in the event of a disaster or significant unexpected problems affecting operations.

Job Outlook

There were 50 Business Continuity Planner / Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1141 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Business Continuity Planner / Analyst industry, which includes the Business Continuity Planner / Analyst career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Business Continuity Planner / Analyst jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $82,648.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $78,088.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Business Continuity Planner / Analyst postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $67,586.

Education and Experience

Posted Business Continuity Planner / Analyst jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree4.65%
Bachelor's Degree72.83%
Master's Degree8.59%
Doctoral Degree0.7%
Other5.7%

Posted Business Continuity Planner / Analyst jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years21.58%
3 to 5 years54.75%
6 to 8 years16.65%
9+ years7.03%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Business Continuity Planner / Analyst positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (53.29%)
  • Planning (52.15%)
  • Management (47.41%)
  • Operations (41.28%)
  • Leadership (36.02%)
  • Resilience (34.71%)
  • Coordinating (29.89%)
  • Problem Solving (28.75%)
  • Microsoft Office (22.79%)
  • Governance (21.74%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Business Continuity Planning (75.64%)
  • Business Continuity (85.86%)
  • Disaster Recovery (52.74%)
  • Crisis Management (33.85%)
  • Risk Management (29.47%)
  • Project Management (24.91%)
  • Risk Analysis (35.13%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Emergency Response (17.61%)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (7.94%)
  • Business Operations (13.05%)
  • Risk Mitigation (9.31%)
  • Agile Methodology (4.29%)
  • Business Process (19.16%)
  • Auditing (25.73%)
  • Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery (23.18%)
  • Change Management (8.39%)
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) (7.94%)
  • Business Requirements (4.01%)
  • Emergency Management (15.15%)
  • Business Analysis (2.92%)
  • Emergency Preparedness (4.47%)
  • Cyber Security (5.66%)
  • Incident Response (14.23%)
  • Computer Science (10.22%)
  • Disaster Recovery Plan (13.32%)
  • Financial Services (12.41%)
  • Finance (6.93%)
  • Data Analysis (7.94%)
  • Public Administration (4.01%)
  • Incident Command Systems (4.01%)
  • Operational Risk (4.47%)
  • Incident Management (11.22%)
  • Contingency Planning (13.32%)
  • Mitigation (14.78%)
  • Operational Resilience (5.02%)
  • Vulnerability (13.87%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Business Continuity Planner / Analyst skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Business Continuity Analyst
  • Business Continuity Specialist
  • Business Continuity Planner
  • Business Continuity Manager
  • Disaster Recovery Analyst
  • Business Continuity Coordinator
  • Disaster Recovery Specialist
  • Disaster Recovery Manager
  • Business Change Manager
  • Business Continuity Program Manager

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Business Continuity Planner / Analyst jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Request Technology (38)
  • Nelnet (30)
  • TD Bank (23)
  • USAA (19)
  • PNC (18)
  • NBC (16)
  • BNY Mellon (15)
  • Control Risks (14)
  • Allegis Group (14)
  • Royal Bank of Canada (13)

North Carolina

  • First Bank (4)
  • Dexian LTD. (3)
  • TEKsystems (3)
  • The Vanguard Group (3)
  • Allegis Group (3)
  • Honeywell International (2)
  • USAA (2)
  • Lowe's (2)
  • Truist Financial (2)
  • Charlotte, Nc (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!