Data Administrator Salary

Data Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $49K annually on average. Work is enjoyable for Data Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Data Administrators (62 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,996 - $69,137
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$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $48,969
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$12.69 - $26.72
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MEDIAN: $18.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,996 - $69,137  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $6,434  
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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$29,860 - $65,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $26.72  
   
Overtime
$11.07 - $36.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$290.87 - $6,434  
   
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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$29,860 - $65,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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

  • Create effective methodologies for the collection, storage, and coordination of data within a system.
  • Ensure security of data and accessibility of data to customers.
  • Provide data management support and training for employees, upper management, and other personnel.
  • Program, code, and test data for storage and organization.

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Popular Skills for Data Administrator


Typical Data Administrators report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, Data Analysis, Database Management & Reporting, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Database Management & Reporting. Competency in Database Management & Reporting frequently indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Administrator

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


Data Administrators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $41K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $47K. Data Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Data Administrators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $58K.

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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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Key Stats for Data Administrator

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Data Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Data Administrator Salaries

Microsoft SQL Server
▲18%

National Average
$46,000

Data Analysis
▼2%

Database Management & Reporting
▼7%


Microsoft Office
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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