Database Analyst/Programmer Salary

For Database Analysts & Programmers, yearly average wages total $61K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Database Analysts & Programmers survey respondents are men (73 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Database Analysts & Programmers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$40,445 - $92,682
(Median)
$40K
$61K
$93K
MEDIAN: $60,776
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$14.71 - $50.68
(Median)
$15
$22
$51
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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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
$40,445 - $92,682  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,680  
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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$37,265 - $96,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 362
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.71 - $50.68  
   
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 - $8,680  
   
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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$37,265 - $96,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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 not commonly seen, Database Analysts & Programmers who transition into a Senior Database Administrator position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Database Administrators is $99K per year. Database Analysts & Programmers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Database Administrators or Database Software Developers. The median paychecks in those roles are $7K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Database Analyst/Programmer


Survey results imply that Database Analysts & Programmers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Database Management & Reporting, and PL/SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 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. 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.


Database Analysts & Programmers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $51K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $64K. Database Analysts & Programmers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $69K. 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


Oracle
up arrow 6%


PL/SQL
up arrow 4%

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 4%

.NET
up arrow 7%

HTML
up arrow 8%

C#
up arrow 11%

VB.Net
up arrow 12%

Java
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

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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