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Database Analyst Salary

The average Database Analyst in the United States earns approximately $57K per year. Total incomes of Database Analysts incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $8K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $37K and $88K. 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 large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Database Analysts who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 63 percent. The majority of Database Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$39,512 - $88,354
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MEDIAN: $56,884
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$14.16 - $35.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,512 - $88,354  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,362  
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $5,182  
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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$36,912 - $88,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 556
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.16 - $35.61  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $48.87  
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 - $8,362  
   
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $5,182  
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).
)
$36,912 - $88,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 121
United States (change)

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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As Database Analysts transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Database Administrator, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Database Administrators on average earn $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


Survey results imply that Database Analysts deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, PL/SQL, UNIX, and Visual Basic are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people experienced in SQL also know Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Access. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Analyst

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Database Analysts. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $50K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Database Analysts make a median salary of $71K. Database Analysts who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $94K.

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Experience Affects Database Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 69%



National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Database Analyst Salaries


up arrow 6%

UNIX
up arrow 5%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 4%

Oracle
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 2%

Database Management & Reporting
0%

National Average
$56,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%