Data Manager Salary

Data Managers in the United States take home approximately $54K per year on average. Total incomes of Data Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $33K and $103K. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 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. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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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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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Data Managers sometimes assume positions such as Senior Data Analysts. That role pays $73K per year on average. Data Managers typically move into roles as Clinical Data Managers or Database Administrators, and those positions pay $11K more and $15K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Data Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their 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. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of 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.


Data Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $45K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $58K. Data Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $68K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $74K.

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 will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+30 percent), New York (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). Data Managers in Raleigh take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 24 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Richmond and 4 percent less in Baltimore, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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
up arrow 1%

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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