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.

$42,165 - $95,219
$42K
$62K
$95K
MEDIAN: $62,171
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50%
90%

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$15.57 - $49.83
$16
$25
$50
MEDIAN: $25.16
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
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).
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$41,170 - $99,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 217
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$15.57 - $49.83  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $81.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
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).
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$41,170 - $99,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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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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.

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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

National Average: $62,395

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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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Key Stats for Database Analyst/Programmer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries

▲37%

▲26%

▲9%

National Average
$62,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
▲23%

▲11%

Microsoft Excel
▲3%

▲2%

SQL
▲1%



Database Management & Reporting
▼0%

National Average
$62,000



ASP.NET
▼10%

VBA
▼12%

C#
▼16%

C# Programming Language
▼18%

Java
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 15%