The average Data Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $57K annually. Total incomes of Data Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $33K and $100K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Data Managers (58 percent) survey respondents. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$36,401 - $99,873
(Median)
$36K
$57K
$100K
MEDIAN: $56,864
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$12.56 - $29.74
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$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,401 - $99,873  
   
Bonus
$479.20 - $15,474  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,500  
Total Pay (?
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$33,240 - $100,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 633
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.56 - $29.74  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $51.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$479.20 - $15,474  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,500  
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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$33,240 - $100,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137

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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

  • Develop and manage computerized databases appropriate to the design of various research studies.
  • Assist with descriptive and exploratory statistical analyses.
  • Design and maintain management reports on the databases for various research studies.
  • Assist in the entry of research data into computerized databases.
  • Perform data management and all aspects of quality assurance for multiple research studies.

Common Career Paths for Data Manager


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Though some Data Managers move into positions like Senior Data Analyst (where the average salary is $74K), this progression is not the norm. When Data Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Clinical Data Managers or Database Administrators. Those roles pay an additional $10K and $13K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Data Manager


Survey results imply that Data Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, SQL, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 17 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Data Processing also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Data Management are similarly competent in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Access.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Manager

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $49K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $62K. Data Managers bring in $69K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $75K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,292

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

For Data Managers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 60 percent above the national average. Data Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+46 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), and New York (+13 percent). In St. Louis, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Richmond and Baltimore also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Data Manager Salaries




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$54,000


Skills That Affect Data Manager Salaries


SQL
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SAS
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Data Analysis
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Data Management
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Microsoft Access
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$54,000

Database Management & Reporting
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SPSS
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Data Processing
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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