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Database Analyst/Programmer Salary

Median pay for Database Analysts & Programmers in the United States is around $60K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Male Database Analysts & Programmers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of Database Analysts & Programmers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,558 - $91,791
(Median)
$41K
$60K
$92K
MEDIAN: $60,042
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$14.53 - $50.87
(Median)
$15
$22
$51
MEDIAN: $21.00
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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$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,558 - $91,791  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,571  
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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$36,987 - $95,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 393
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.53 - $50.87  
   
Overtime
$20.12 - $47.08  
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 - $9,571  
   
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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$36,987 - $95,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109

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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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While Database Analysts & Programmers do not often become Senior Database Administrators, the job pays $98K per year on average. 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 respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their 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 6 percent and 15 percent. Those listing Java as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. VB.Net and C# also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Microsoft Access also know 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $51K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $64K. Database Analysts & Programmers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $68K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $77K on average.

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Experience Affects Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 15%



PL/SQL
up arrow 5%

Python
0%

National Average
$59,000

SQL
up arrow 2%

ASP.NET
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 4%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 4%

.NET
up arrow 6%

HTML
up arrow 8%

C#
up arrow 10%

VB.Net
up arrow 14%

Java
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
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: 14%
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