Data Manager Salary

Median pay for Data Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $57K per year. Overall cash earnings for Data Managers stretch from $34K on the lower end to $99K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $14K from bonuses and $9K from profit sharing. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women Data Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,812 - $99,374
$39K
$57K
$99K
MEDIAN: $57,162
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$12.88 - $29.02
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$0$99K
Salary $38,812 - $99,374
Bonus $0.00 - $14,094
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,726
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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$33,762 - $98,532
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 673
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $12.88 - $29.02
Overtime $18.34 - $52.46
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $0.00 - $14,094
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,726
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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$33,762 - $98,532
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 152

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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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Data Managers may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Clinical Data Manager, where median compensation is $89K annually. The most common next step for a Data Manager is to become a Clinical Data Manager or a Senior Data Analyst. The former position pays an additional $10K per year on average, and the latter position pays $20K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Data Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Project Management, and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 13 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry, Data Processing, and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Data Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Access.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Manager

Pay by Experience for a Data Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Data Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 443 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Data Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 257 salaries. An experienced Data Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 196 salaries. A Data Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 60 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,323

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

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Data Managers, 69 percent higher than the national average. Data Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+29 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). St. Louis is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average. Richmond and Rockville are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Q: What is it like working as a Data Manager?

Data Manager in New York:
"Data curation and analysis."
Pros: I love curating data, analyzing it, seeing where it needs to go, designing long term projects, and managing and vetting vendors. I like managing folks and the hiring process is always exciting. Being a director I like having close access to the CEO.
Cons: Many tasks, often overloaded. Can be stressful since the responsibility stops with me.

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Key Stats for Data Manager

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Data Manager Salaries

▲41%

▲22%

▲13%

National Average
$54,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Data Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 11%
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