Database Analyst Salary (United States)

Database Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $55,191 per year. The range in pay spans from $36,840 to $87,161 per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and most earn dental coverage. For the most part, Database Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Database Analyst Salary (?
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$39,505 - $87,123
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MEDIAN: $56,368
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Database Analyst Salary (?
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$13.55 - $36.58
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,505 - $87,123  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $7,000  
Total Pay (?
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$36,840 - $87,161  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 565
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.55 - $36.58  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $49.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $7,000  
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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$36,840 - $87,161  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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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Compensation may increase greatly for Database Analysts who advance in their career. Upper-end positions like Senior Database Administrator (DBA) may make an additional $42K per year than lower-end positions.

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Popular Skills for Database Analyst

Database Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, UNIX, Data Analysis, and PL/SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 6 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Most people who know Microsoft Office also know Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server. Most people familiar with SQL also know Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Access.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Database Analysts generally obtain higher salaries for more plentiful past experience. Salaries can reach $60K from $49K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $71K. After 20 years of work in the field, Database Analysts typically earn $100K and go on to enjoy solid increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—around two-thirds of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Phoenix
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Columbus
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New York
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Minneapolis
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Seattle
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Chicago
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Boston
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San Diego
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Orlando
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Houston
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National Average
$55,000
Las Vegas
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For those looking to make money, Database Analysts in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 49 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Phoenix, Columbus, New York, and Minneapolis, top-paying markets where Database Analysts rake in more than the national norm (+36 percent, +26 percent, +18 percent, and +13 percent). In Pittsburgh, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Las Vegas and Los Angeles earn less than others in this profession; their -8 percent and -8 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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Experience Affects Database Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$55,000

Skills That Affect Database Analyst Salaries

UNIX
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Oracle
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SQL
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Database Management & Reporting
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National Average
$55,000
Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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HTML
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
62%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%
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