Database Analyst/Programmer Salary

For Database Analysts & Programmers, yearly average wages total $61K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Database Analysts & Programmers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,405 - $92,395

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$14.76 - $51.52

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,405 - $92,395  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,859  
Profit Sharing
$854 - $4,045  
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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$37,318 - $96,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 358
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.76 - $51.52  
   
Overtime
$20.12 - $49.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,859  
   
Profit Sharing
$854 - $4,045  
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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$37,318 - $96,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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Job Description for Database Analyst/Programmer

Database analysts/programmers are responsible for programming and analyzing databases for their organization. They are in charge of programming automating scripts that provide regular maintenance to company databases, analyzing business requirements to suggest improvements, providing end-user support, and responding to ticket requests as needed. Additionally, they interact with other information technology staff and department managers. Database analysts/programmers create database mappings to transform data from multiple systems, take part in setting up connectivity to data sources, modify database packages to fit company and project requirements, and create custom databases to achieve all organizational goals.

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Database Analyst/Programmer Tasks

  • Work with middle-tier developers to integrate back-end database code with business applications.
  • Design, write, test, and debug database stored procedures and complex queries to extract, calculate or manipulate information.
  • Design, implement, and test database schemas.

Common Career Paths for Database Analyst/Programmer


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Database Analysts & Programmers sometimes assume positions such as Senior Database Administrators. That role pays $98K per year on average. Career advancement for the typical Database Analyst & Programmer often leads to becoming a Database Administrator or a Database Software Developer; median salaries in these positions are $7K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Database Analyst/Programmer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, Database Management & Reporting, Oracle, and PL/SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Those listing Java as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. VB.Net and C# also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Microsoft Access also tend to know Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Analyst/Programmer

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


Database Analysts & Programmers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $51K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $65K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $69K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $78K.

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Experience Affects Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries



PL/SQL
up arrow 4%

Oracle
up arrow 4%

Python
0%

VBA
0%

National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Access
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 3%

ASP.NET
up arrow 3%

.NET
up arrow 7%

HTML
up arrow 9%

C#
up arrow 12%

VB.Net
up arrow 14%

Java
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%
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