Database Analyst/Programmer Salary

An average Database Analyst & Programmer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $62K annually. 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 is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Making up 70 percent of those who took the survey, male Database Analysts & Programmers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$41,371 - $98,163
$41K
$62K
$98K
MEDIAN: $61,999
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$14.22 - $50.00
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MEDIAN: $24.34
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$0$100K
Salary $41,371 - $98,163
Bonus $300.00 - $10,174
Profit Sharing $500 - $17,000
Total Pay (?
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$39,964 - $100,953
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 223
Hourly Data $0$76
Hourly Rate $14.22 - $50.00
Overtime $0.00 - $76.03
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $300.00 - $10,174
Profit Sharing $500 - $17,000
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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$39,964 - $100,953
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 44

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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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Database Analysts & Programmers who transition into a Senior Database Administrator role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $100K per year. Career advancement for the typical Database Analyst & Programmer often leads to becoming a Database Administrator or a Database Developer; median salaries in these positions are $5K higher and $12K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Database Analyst/Programmer


Database Analysts & Programmers report using a large range 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, 12 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. Those educated in Microsoft SQL Server tend to be well versed in 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: $61,855

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

With a pay rate for Database Analysts & Programmers that is 41 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Database Analysts & Programmers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+19 percent), Washington (+6 percent), Cincinnati (+5 percent), and New York (+5 percent). Denver is the lowest-paying area, 6 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
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%
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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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 17%
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