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Database Analyst Salary

Pay for Database Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $57K annually. Total cash earnings of Database Analysts range from $38K on the low end to $89K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $9K and $5K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Database Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 64 percent of Database Analysts are male. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,799 - $88,860
(Median)
$40K
$57K
$89K
MEDIAN: $57,124
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$14.67 - $36.65
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,799 - $88,860  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,884  
Profit Sharing
$154.56 - $5,017  
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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$37,926 - $88,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 564
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.67 - $36.65  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.34  
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 - $8,884  
   
Profit Sharing
$154.56 - $5,017  
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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$37,926 - $88,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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Job Description for Database Analyst

Database analysts - also referred to as database administrators - review, evaluate, design and implement databases. These analysts' main duties include database administration, which involves responding to user needs by refining and developing databases. Once the database is established, analysts run periodic testing to ensure correct operation of the system. Database analysts are also responsible for database recovery and back up.

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Database Analyst Tasks

  • Develop best practices for data loading and extraction into and out of the data warehouse.
  • Identify business requirements of data warehouse.
  • Design end user interface including reporting.
  • Design, implement, and test database schemas.
  • Work with middle-tier developers to integrate back-end database code with business applications.

Common Career Paths for Database Analyst


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At the upper end, Database Analysts who move into a Senior Database Administrator role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Database Administrators is a much higher $98K per year. It is not unusual for a Database Analyst to become a Database Administrator or a Database Analyst & Programmer.

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Popular Skills for Database Analyst


Database Analysts report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, PL/SQL, Visual Basic, and UNIX are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Excel. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Microsoft Access. Skill sets containing SQL also tend to include Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, and Database Management & Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Database Analysts with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $50K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $62K. Database Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $71K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $95K.

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Experience Affects Database Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 69%



National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Database Analyst Salaries


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Visual Basic (VB)
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UNIX
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Linux
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SQL
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Oracle
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National Average
$56,000

Database Management & Reporting
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Data Analysis
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%
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