Database Analyst/Programmer Salary

Database Analysts & Programmers in the United States can expect wages of $61K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Database Analysts & Programmers survey respondents are men (72 percent). Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most Database Analysts & Programmers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,382 - $92,679
(Median)
$40K
$61K
$93K
MEDIAN: $60,776
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$14.81 - $51.28
(Median)
$15
$22
$51
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary 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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,382 - $92,679  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,741  
Profit Sharing
$854 - $4,045  
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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$37,291 - $96,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 356
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.81 - $51.28  
   
Overtime
$20.21 - $49.19  
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 - $8,741  
   
Profit Sharing
$854 - $4,045  
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).
)
$37,291 - $96,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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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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It's not very common for Database Analysts & Programmers to move on to become Senior Database Administrators. Average pay for a Senior Database Administrator is $99K annually. When Database Analysts & Programmers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Database Administrators or Database Software Developers. Those roles pay an additional $7K and $11K, 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, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, Database Management & Reporting, Oracle, and PL/SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 9 percent. Those listing Java as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. VB.Net and C# also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Access are 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.


For many Database Analysts & Programmers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $51K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $65K. For Database Analysts & Programmers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $68K. Database Analysts & Programmers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $78K.

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Experience Affects Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries



PL/SQL
up arrow 3%

Oracle
up arrow 3%

VBA
up arrow 3%

Python
0%

National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Access
up arrow 2%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 3%

ASP.NET
up arrow 3%

.NET
up arrow 7%

HTML
up arrow 9%

C#
up arrow 12%

VB.Net
up arrow 13%

Java
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
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: 15%
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