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Data Administrator Salary

Average Data Administrators in the United States make around $47K per year. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision insurance. Female Data Administrators survey participants are more prevalent than men — 66 percent of professionals. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,571 - $68,481
(Median)
$32K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,681
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90%

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$12.91 - $25.90
(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
$31,571 - $68,481  
   
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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$29,719 - $65,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $25.90  
   
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.
)
$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).
)
$29,719 - $65,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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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Data Administrators only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Database Management & Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $52K. For Data Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. 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 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Data Administrator Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 9%

National Average
$44,000


Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%