Database Analyst Salary

Database Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $60K per year. Overall cash earnings of Database Analysts stretch from $41K near the bottom to $88K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Database Analysts who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 60 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,010 - $87,344
$42K
$60K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,066
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50%
90%

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$15.86 - $38.29
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$38
MEDIAN: $22.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$42,010 - $87,344  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,809  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$40,850 - $88,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 359
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.86 - $38.29  
   
Overtime
$23.05 - $51.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,809  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$40,850 - $88,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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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

  • Set user privileges within the database environment.
  • Monitor and optimize system performance using index tuning, disk optimization, and other methods.
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain a database system.
  • Implement, configure, and troubleshoot database instances, replication, backup, partitions, storage, and access.
  • Design, write, test, and debug database stored procedures and complex queries to extract, calculate or manipulate information.

Common Career Paths for Database Analyst


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Database Analysts' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Database Administrator. The average Senior Database Administrator brings home $100K per year. The most common promotion for Database Analysts is Database Administrator, a position that typically pays $67K annually. Another standard transition for Database Analysts seeking advancement is to assume a Database Analyst & Programmer role, where pay is often $57K.

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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 Oracle, Linux, Microsoft SQL Server, and Database Management & Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 16 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Internet Information Server, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. The majority of those who know Database Management & Reporting also know Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Database Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Database Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 247 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Database Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 137 salaries. An experienced Database Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 111 salaries. A Database Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,672

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For Database Analysts, busy Pasadena offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 62 percent above the national average. Database Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+39 percent), San Francisco (+33 percent), Phoenix (+26 percent), and Chicago (+13 percent). Database Analysts in Pittsburgh report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 23 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (17 percent lower) and Las Vegas (15 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Database Analyst

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Database Analyst Salaries

▲29%

▲22%

▲8%

National Average
$60,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Database Analyst Salaries

▲16%

Linux
▲11%



SQL
▲7%



▲4%

National Average
$60,000


UNIX
▼2%



Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼10%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼11%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 9%