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Data Manager Salary

Data Managers in the United States can expect wages of $53K per year on average. In the world of Data Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $32K and $93K. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Data Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,534 - $96,471
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$96K
MEDIAN: $52,916
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50%
90%

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$12.33 - $28.40
(Median)
$12
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
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
$35,534 - $96,471  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,193  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $10,101  
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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$32,070 - $93,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 556
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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $28.40  
   
Overtime
$16.12 - $42.79  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,193  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $10,101  
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).
)
$32,070 - $93,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Data Analyst. The average Senior Data Analyst bring home $71K per year.

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Popular Skills for Data Manager


Data Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Project Management, People Management, and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 63 percent, 58 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


For many Data Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $58K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Data Managers make a median salary of $68K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $73K.

Pay Difference by Location


Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Data Managers, 66 percent above the national average. Data Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+64 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Richmond, 19 percent below the national average. Philadelphia and Boston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Data Manager Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Data Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 63%

People Management
up arrow 58%

SQL
up arrow 15%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 11%

SAS
up arrow 10%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Data Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Access
up arrow 2%

SPSS
up arrow 4%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 11%