Database Analyst Salary

Database Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $58K annually. In the world of Database Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $38K and $89K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Database Analysts are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 66 percent of professionals. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,247 - $88,981

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$14.80 - $36.57

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,247 - $88,981  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,349  
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $5,152  
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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$38,436 - $89,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 582
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $36.57  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $47.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,349  
   
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $5,152  
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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$38,436 - $89,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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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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Database Analysts who transition into a Senior Database Administrator role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $98K per year. It is not uncommon for a Database Analyst to continue on to become a Database Administrator or a Database Analyst & Programmer.

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Popular Skills for Database Analyst


Database Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, PL/SQL, UNIX, and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access. The majority of those who know SQL also know Microsoft SQL Server, Database Management & Reporting, and Microsoft Access. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know 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 compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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 $63K. Database Analysts see a median salary of $72K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $93K.

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Experience Affects Database Analyst Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Database Analyst Salaries


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UNIX
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Oracle
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Linux
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SQL
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Visual Basic (VB)
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National Average
$57,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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