Data Administrator Salary

An average Data Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $47K annually. Total cash compensation for Data Administrators runs from $29K to $63K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $4K. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. Women account for the majority of Data Administrators who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. Most Data Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,111 - $66,690
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$67K
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 - $66,690  
   
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 - $62,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 - $62,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that 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. Experience with Database Management & Reporting is often linked with knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Administrator

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $40K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $51K. Data Administrators bring in $49K after working for 10 to 20 years. Data Administrators who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $58K.

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Experience Affects Data Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

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
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 10%
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