Data Administrator Salary

The average Data Administrator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $47K per year. Total cash earnings of Data Administrators range from $29K on the low end to $63K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $4K, respectively. A large number have medical and dental plans, and the larger part have vision insurance. Female Data Administrators survey participants are more prevalent than men — 66 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Data Administrators. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,111 - $68,103
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,681
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$12.64 - $25.33
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,111 - $68,103  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,010  
Profit Sharing
$276.84 - $3,973  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,380 - $63,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.64 - $25.33  
   
Overtime
$21.80 - $39.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$276.84 - $3,973  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,380 - $63,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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Job Description for Data Administrator

Data administrators are IT professionals responsible for storing, arranging, presenting, and using data within an organization's database. It is up to them to ensure that database systems are up-to-date, secure, and functioning well with easy accessibility. Different companies have different expectations for their database's storage requirements, so it's up to data administrators to meet these demands in every way possible. This means they may also be required to install and upgrade databases, or integrate old database systems with newer ones.

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Data Administrator Tasks

  • Provide data management support and training for employees, upper management, and other personnel.
  • Program, code, and test data for storage and organization.
  • Create effective methodologies for the collection, storage, and coordination of data within a system.
  • Ensure security of data and accessibility of data to customers.

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Popular Skills for Data Administrator


Data Administrators typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Database Management & Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Database Management & Reporting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Database Management & Reporting and Microsoft Excel are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $40K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $49K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $58K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Data Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Data Administrator Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

National Average
$44,000


Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 10%
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