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Database Analyst/Programmer Salary (United States)

Database Analysts & Programmers in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $59K annually. Final cash compensation to Database Analysts & Programmers varies from around $36K to approximately $94K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $9K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The greater part enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Male Database Analysts & Programmers are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Database Analysts & Programmers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Database Analyst/Programmer Salary (?
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$40,222 - $89,557
(Median)
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59K
74K
90K
MEDIAN: $59,186
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Database Analyst/Programmer Salary (?
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$13.11 - $48.83
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,222 - $89,557  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,729  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $9,000  
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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$36,248 - $94,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 525
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.11 - $48.83  
   
Overtime
$22.05 - $49.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,729  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $9,000  
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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$36,248 - $94,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Database Analysts & Programmers sometimes become Senior Database Administrators, where the average income is $98K per year. It is quite typical for Database Analysts & Programmers to transition into roles as Database Administrators or Database Software Developers, where reported median earnings are $8K and $12K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Database Analyst/Programmer

Survey takers working as Database Analysts & Programmers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Database Management & Reporting, PL/SQL, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 18 percent, 8 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Those listing Java as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. HTML and Microsoft Access also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Microsoft SQL Server also know Microsoft Access and Database Management & Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Analyst/Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $49K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $62K. Database Analysts & Programmers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. 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 $76K. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field — more than half of those surveyed fit this bill. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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New York
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National Average
$58,000
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Surpassing the national average by 24 percent, Database Analysts & Programmers in Dallas receive some of the highest pay in the country. Database Analysts & Programmers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+11 percent).

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Experience Affects Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries

National Average
$58,000

Skills That Affect Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Oracle
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PL/SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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SQL
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National Average
$58,000
ASP.NET
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Visual Basic (VB)
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C#
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HTML
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Java
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%