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Database Analyst/Programmer Salary

Median pay for Database Analysts & Programmers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $60K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Database Analysts & Programmers. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Database Analysts & Programmers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,401 - $92,254
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$92K
MEDIAN: $60,248
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$14.56 - $50.51
(Median)
$15
$22
$51
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,401 - $92,254  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,601  
Profit Sharing
$720 - $4,069  
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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$36,759 - $95,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 378
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.56 - $50.51  
   
Overtime
$20.04 - $47.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,601  
   
Profit Sharing
$720 - $4,069  
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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$36,759 - $95,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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. Career advancement for the typical Database Analyst & Programmer often leads to becoming a Database Administrator or a Database Software Developer; median salaries in these positions are $8K higher and $12K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Database Analyst/Programmer


Survey results imply that Database Analysts & Programmers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Database Management & Reporting, and PL/SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. Those listing Java as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. VB.Net and C# also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Microsoft Access are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Analyst/Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $64K. For Database Analysts & Programmers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $67K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $77K.

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Experience Affects Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 10%



PL/SQL
up arrow 4%

Python
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

SQL
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 4%

ASP.NET
up arrow 4%

.NET
up arrow 6%

HTML
up arrow 8%

C#
up arrow 9%

VB.Net
up arrow 14%

Java
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%
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