Data Administrator Salary

Data Administrators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $47K per year. Total cash compensation to Data Administrators bottoms out near $29K and approaches $63K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $4K from profit sharing. The majority of Data Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Data Administrators survey participants are largely women, dominating at 66 percent. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$31,111 - $66,690

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$12.69 - $25.31

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,111 - $66,690  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,014  
Profit Sharing
$276.84 - $3,973  
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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$29,401 - $62,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $25.31  
   
Overtime
$21.80 - $39.12  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,014  
   
Profit Sharing
$276.84 - $3,973  
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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$29,401 - $62,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Popular Skills for Data Administrator


Professional skills reported by Data Administrators are few in number. 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $51K. Data Administrators bring in $49K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $58K.

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Experience Affects Data Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Data Administrator Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

National Average
$43,000


Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 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
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 10%
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