Database Analyst/Programmer Salary
Median pay for Database Analysts & Programmers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $62K annually. Total cash compensation for Database Analysts & Programmers runs from $41K to $99K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $17K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Database Analysts & Programmers. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Database Analysts & Programmers who answered the questionnnaire. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$42,165 - $95,219|
|Bonus||$200.00 - $10,084|
|Profit Sharing||$-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).)
|$41,170 - $99,370|
|Hourly Rate||$15.57 - $49.83|
|Overtime||$0.00 - $81.45|
|Bonus||$200.00 - $10,084|
|Profit Sharing||$-0.50 - $17,057|
|Total Pay (||$41,170 - $99,370|
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.Read More...
Database analysts/programmers optimize databases by developing scripts and code to increase network performance and overall productivity. They must maintain accurate documentation of database features and create detailed reports based on their findings. Database analysts/programmers provide service to database software by creating scripts and patches. They are responsible for installing and updating database designs, running and troubleshooting database applications, using a personal computer to modify and oversee existing databases, and improving database performance by analyzing existing database values and processes.
A bachelor's degree in database analysis, software programming, computer science, or a related field is required for this position. In addition, previous experience in a database-managing capacity, as well as relevant certifications, are generally required or preferred. Database analysts/programmers must be organized individuals that pay strong attention to detail and possess excellent communication skills. They should work well on their own with minimal supervision, as well as in a team environment with other analysts/programmers.
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
At the upper end, Database Analysts & Programmers who move into a Senior Database Administrator role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Database Administrators is a much higher $100K per year. Database Analysts & Programmers typically move into roles as Database Administrators or Database Developers, and those positions pay $5K more and $12K more, respectively.
Popular Skills for Database Analyst/Programmer
Database Analysts & Programmers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with SQL Server Reporting Services and Oracle are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 11 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 proficient in Microsoft SQL Server are, more often than not, also skilled 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
For Database Analysts & Programmers, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Database Analysts & Programmers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+18 percent), Washington (+5 percent), Cincinnati (+4 percent), and New York (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Denver, 7 percent below the national average.
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