The average Data Administrator in the United States earns approximately $49K per year. More than half of Data Administrators (61 percent) survey participants are women. A fair number receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Most Data Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,773 - $65,967
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$33K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,147
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$12.90 - $26.31
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$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,773 - $65,967  
   
Bonus
$292.33 - $6,386  
Profit Sharing
$2,449  
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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$29,873 - $62,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.90 - $26.31  
   
Overtime
$11.15 - $35.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$292.33 - $6,386  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,449  
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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$29,873 - $62,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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


Survey results imply that Data Administrators put a diverse skill set to use. Fortunate workers who know Microsoft SQL Server command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Database Management & Reporting. Database Management & Reporting and Microsoft Excel are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Administrator

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


For Data Administrators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $41K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $46K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $58K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Data Administrator Advice

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"Be creative."
Be creative and believe in it. Embrace mistakes and encourage others to find the flaws in your creations.

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Experience Affects Data Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Data Administrator Salaries

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 20%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$46,000

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 7%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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