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Data Manager Salary

Pay for Data Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $54K annually. Overall cash earnings for Data Managers stretch from $32K on the lower end to $98K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,805 - $98,093
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$98K
MEDIAN: $53,717
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50%
90%

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$12.59 - $28.57
(Median)
$13
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,805 - $98,093  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,310  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $10,256  
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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$32,400 - $97,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 599
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.59 - $28.57  
   
Overtime
$16.19 - $41.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,310  
   
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $10,256  
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).
)
$32,400 - $97,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142

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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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For Data Managers, progressing to a Senior Data Analyst role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Data Analyst can earn $72K annually.

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Popular Skills for Data Manager


Survey takers working as Data Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, SQL, SAS, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 16 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $43K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $58K. On average, Data Managers make $67K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $73K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Data Managers that is 63 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Data Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+61 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Seattle (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Raleigh, which sits 22 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Richmond (17 percent lower) and Philadelphia (12 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Data Manager Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Data Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 16%

SQL
up arrow 15%

SAS
up arrow 12%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 9%

Salesforce
up arrow 6%


Data Management
0%

National Average
$51,000

SPSS
up arrow 4%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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