Database Analysts & Programmers in the United States take home approximately $62K per year on average. Total incomes of Database Analysts & Programmers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $17K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $41K and $100K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Database Analysts & Programmers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Database Analysts & Programmers who answered the questionnnaire. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$41,548 - $96,499
(Median)
$42K
$62K
$96K
MEDIAN: $61,682
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$15.89 - $55.37
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$16
$25
$55
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,548 - $96,499  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,766  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,057  
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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$41,069 - $100,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $55.37  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $80.88  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,766  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,057  
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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$41,069 - $100,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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 $99K per year. Database Analysts & Programmers most often move into positions as Database Administrators or Database Software Developers; those groups report median salaries that are $5K higher and $9K higher, 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, facility with Oracle and PL/SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Java as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. .NET and C# Programming Language also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Microsoft SQL Server tend to be well versed in Database Management & Reporting and Microsoft Access.

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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $53K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $67K. Database Analysts & Programmers bring in $75K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $85K on average.

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Experience Affects Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Database Analyst/Programmer Salaries

up arrow 24%

up arrow 6%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

Database Management & Reporting
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$62,000

Data Analysis
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SQL
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ASP.NET
up arrow 9%

VBA
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C#
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C# Programming Language
up arrow 19%

.NET
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Java
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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