Data Manager Salary

Data Managers in the United States take home approximately $54K annually on average. In the world of Data Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $33K and $103K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $10K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Job satisfaction for Data Managers is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$35,956 - $101,156
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$100K
MEDIAN: $54,151
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$12.82 - $29.89
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$13
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,956 - $101,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,319  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $9,635  
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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$32,899 - $102,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 761
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $29.89  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $44.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,319  
   
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $9,635  
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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$32,899 - $102,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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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While not commonly seen, Data Managers who transition into a Senior Data Analyst position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Data Analysts is $73K per year. The most common next step for a Data Manager is to become a Clinical Data Manager or a Database Administrator. The former position pays an additional $11K per year on average, and the latter position pays $15K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Data Manager


Survey results imply that Data Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Data Modeling, SQL, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 53 percent, 16 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Data Management and Microsoft Access.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Manager

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Data Managers. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $45K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $58K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $68K in this role. Data Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $74K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,375

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Data Managers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 97 percent above the national average. Data Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+30 percent), New York (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Data Managers in Raleigh earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Richmond (10 percent lower) and Baltimore (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Data Manager Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Data Manager Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 53%

SQL
up arrow 16%


SAS
up arrow 12%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 11%

People Management
up arrow 10%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Data Management
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Salesforce
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National Average
$52,000

SPSS
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 4%




Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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