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Data Administrator Salary

Data Administrators in the United States take home approximately $47K per year on average. There are more female Data Administrators who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,739 - $68,105
(Median)
$32K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,681
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90%

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$12.69 - $25.56
(Median)
$13
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,739 - $68,105  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,010  
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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$29,451 - $64,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $25.56  
   
Overtime
$21.80 - $39.12  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,010  
   
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).
)
$29,451 - $64,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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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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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Database Management & Reporting, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. Those with knowledge of Data Analysis 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.


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 $52K. Data Administrators bring in $48K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $58K on average.

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Experience Affects Data Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Data Administrator Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 10%

National Average
$44,000


Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%
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