Database Analyst/Programmer Salary (United States)

Salaries for Database Analysts in the United States sit in the ballpark of $58,356 annually. Pay starts at $36,248 and can approach $94,125 per year on the higher side. Cash earnings—which sometimes include up to $9,729 from bonuses and more than $9,000 from profit sharing—stretch from around $40,222 to approximately $89,557. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Making up 70 percent of the field, male Database Analysts greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Database Analyst/Programmer Salary (?
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$40,222 - $89,557
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MEDIAN: $59,186
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Database Analyst/Programmer Salary (?
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$13.11 - $48.83
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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 (?
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$36,248 - $94,125  
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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  
PayScale
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 some Database Analysts move into positions like Senior Database Administrator (DBA) (where salaries climb a decent $39K), this progression is not the norm. Career advancement for Database Analysts often leads to becoming Database Administrators or Database Software Developers, where they can earn $8,447 or $12,478 more per year.

Database Analyst/Programmer Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Database Analyst/Programmer

Database Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. 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. Those proficient in Microsoft SQL Server are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Access and Database Management & Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Analyst/Programmer

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Database Analysts generally obtain higher salaries for more plentiful past experience. Starting out, salaries fall in the $49K range but grow to $62K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $69,633 after one to two decades. Database Analysts who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $77K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 25 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. A majority of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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

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Experience Affects Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries

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$58,000

Skills That Affect Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries

Oracle
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PL/SQL
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SQL
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ASP.NET
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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%
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