Database Analyst/Programmer Salary

Pay for Database Analysts & Programmers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $62K per year. Cash earnings for Database Analysts & Programmers — including $7K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $39K to $96K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Database Analysts & Programmers who answered the questionnnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,758 - $92,716
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$93K
MEDIAN: $61,926
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90%

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$15.22 - $50.00
(Median)
$15
$23
$50
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,758 - $92,716  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,929  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $15,152  
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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$39,448 - $96,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 348
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.22 - $50.00  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $48.25  
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 - $6,929  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $15,152  
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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$39,448 - $96,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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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There are some Database Analysts & Programmers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Database Administrators, where earnings are an average $99K annually. It is quite typical for Database Analysts & Programmers to transition into roles as Database Administrators or Database Software Developers, where reported median earnings are $6K and $10K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Database Analyst/Programmer


Database Analysts & Programmers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Data Analysis, Microsoft SQL Server, and PL/SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 12 percent. Those listing Java as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. C# and VB.Net 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $52K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $66K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $72K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $78K.

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Experience Affects Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 12%

Data Analysis
up arrow 8%


up arrow 5%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 3%

National Average
$61,000

VBA
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%


ASP.NET
up arrow 8%

.NET
up arrow 8%

HTML
up arrow 11%

VB.Net
up arrow 13%

C#
up arrow 14%

Java
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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