Database Analyst/Programmer Salary

Database Analysts & Programmers in the United States pull down an average of $62K per year. In the world of Database Analysts & Programmers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $17K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $40K and $101K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,024 - $97,049
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$62K
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MEDIAN: $61,746
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$14.79 - $51.28
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$0$100K
Salary $42,024 - $97,049
Bonus $246.58 - $10,166
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $17,057
Total Pay (?
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$40,046 - $100,633
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 218
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $14.79 - $51.28
Overtime $0.00 - $75.50
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $246.58 - $10,166
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $17,057
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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$40,046 - $100,633
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Database Analyst/Programmer


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As Database Analysts & Programmers transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Database Administrator, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Database Administrators earn $100K on average per year. A common career progression for a Database Analyst & Programmer is to become a Database Administrator or a Database Developer. Compared to Database Analysts & Programmers, the first group earns $6K more on average, and the second group earns $13K more.

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Popular Skills for Database Analyst/Programmer


Database Analysts & Programmers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with SQL Server Reporting Services, Oracle, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 13 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Java as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. C# Programming Language and C# also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Microsoft SQL Server also know Database Management & Reporting and Microsoft Access.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Analyst/Programmer

Pay by Experience for a Database Analyst/Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Database Analyst/Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 142 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Database Analyst/Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Database Analyst/Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 64 salaries. A Database Analyst/Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,833

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

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Database Analysts & Programmers, 41 percent above the national average. Database Analysts & Programmers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+19 percent), Washington (+7 percent), Cincinnati (+6 percent), and New York (+6 percent). Denver is the lowest-paying area, 5 percent south of the national average.

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Q: What is it like working as a Database Analyst/Programmer?

Database Analyst/Programmer in Madison:
Pros: Culture and flexibility, challenges, highly skilled.
Cons: Sitting at a desk, not working with people as much.

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Key Stats for Database Analyst/Programmer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries

▲38%

▲27%

▲10%

National Average
$62,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
▲24%

▲12%

Microsoft Excel
▲4%

▲3%

SQL
▲2%



Database Management & Reporting
▲1%

National Average
$62,000



ASP.NET
▼9%

VBA
▼12%

C#
▼15%

C# Programming Language
▼18%

Java
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 17%
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