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Data Administrator Salary (United States)

Earnings for Data Administrators in the United States come in at around $47K annually on average. For the most part, Data Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Data Administrators (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. A strong majority have medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Data Administrator Salary (?
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$31,712 - $71,489
(Median)
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47K
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MEDIAN: $47,323
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Data Administrator Salary (?
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$12.50 - $25.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,712 - $71,489  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,048  
Profit Sharing
$675 - $3,250  
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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$29,716 - $65,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.50 - $25.88  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $39.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,048  
   
Profit Sharing
$675 - $3,250  
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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$29,716 - $65,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Database Management & Reporting, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. Experience with Data Analysis 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.
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 $54K. Data Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $47K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $58K on average.

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Experience Affects Data Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%
Mid-Career
up arrow 22%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$44,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Data Administrator Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 9%
National Average
$44,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%
Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 14%