Data Manager Salary (United States)

Pay for Data Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $49,689 per year. Pay generally spreads from $32,287 to $89,222 per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The greater part enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women Data Managers just slightly outnumber men in the field. Work is enjoyable for Data Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Data Manager Salary (?
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$35,441 - $91,116
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MEDIAN: $52,046
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Data Manager Salary (?
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$12.33 - $27.85
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,441 - $91,116  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,432  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $9,863  
Total Pay (?
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$32,287 - $89,222  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 551
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $27.85  
   
Overtime
$15.75 - $41.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,432  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $9,863  
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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$32,287 - $89,222  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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Job Description for Data Manager

Data managers are responsible for handling database systems, and they develop policies, ideas, procedures, and (as needed) assign tasks to other employees. Data managers interact with a number of individuals within the company, from data entry clerks to corporate executives. Their responsibilities typically include supervising assistants in data management, supervising data collection systems, managing data entry, ensuring data system is operational, troubleshooting data submission errors, preparing data reports, and overseeing general activity involving data.
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Data Manager Tasks
  • Assist in the entry of research data into computerized databases.
  • Perform data management and all aspects of quality assurance for multiple research studies.
  • Design and maintain management reports on the databases for various research studies.
  • Develop and manage computerized databases appropriate to the design of various research studies.
  • Assist with descriptive and exploratory statistical analyses.

Common Career Paths for Data Manager

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Data Managers may enjoy a sizeable increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like Senior Data Analyst can offer an extra $21K annually than lower-level jobs in the same field.

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Popular Skills for Data Manager

Data Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Project Management, People Management, and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 34 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Microsoft Access and Data Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Data Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher salaries. Though starting salaries approximate $42K, they climb to $57K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $66K. Salaries grow more slowly as Data Managers approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $70K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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San Francisco
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Cincinnati
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Atlanta
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Cleveland
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National Average
$50,000
Boston
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Philadelphia
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Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Data Managers, 68 percent above the national average. Data Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+67 percent), Cincinnati (+34 percent), New York (+20 percent), and Seattle (+19 percent). Richmond is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Employers in Philadelphia and Boston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-9 percent and -2 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Data Manager Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Data Manager Salaries

Project Management
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People Management
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SQL
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Visual Basic (VB)
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SAS
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Access
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National Average
$50,000
SPSS
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Data Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%
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