Data Administrator Salary

An average Data Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $49K annually. In the world of Data Administrators, overall income ranges from $30K near the bottom to $63K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Data Administrators survey participants are largely women, dominating at 61 percent. A strong majority have medical and dental plans, and the larger part have vision insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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 report a focused set of job 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. Employees educated in Database Management & Reporting are typically practiced in Microsoft Excel, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Administrator

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Data Administrators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $40K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $51K. For Data Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. Data Administrators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $58K.

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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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