Data Administrator Salary

For Data Administrators, annual average wages total $49K per year. In the world of Data Administrators, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $4K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $30K and $63K. The majority of Data Administrators (61 percent) who took the survey are women. The majority of Data Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number get medical and dental insurance, and the larger part get vision plans, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,322 - $67,422
(Median)
$31K
$49K
$67K
MEDIAN: $48,717
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$12.99 - $25.63
(Median)
$13
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,322 - $67,422  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,057  
Profit Sharing
$278.76 - $3,945  
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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$29,879 - $63,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $25.63  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $38.79  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,057  
   
Profit Sharing
$278.76 - $3,945  
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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$29,879 - $63,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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 only report a few specific skills. 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. Those with knowledge of Database Management & Reporting tend to be skilled in Microsoft Excel as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Administrator

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


For Data Administrators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $51K. On average, Data Administrators make $51K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Data Administrator with more than 20 years of experience can earn $58K on average.

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Experience Affects Data Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Data Administrator Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

National Average
$44,000


Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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