Database Analyst Salary

Pay for Database Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $59K annually. Total cash compensation to Database Analysts varies from $41K to $88K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K each. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Database Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 64 percent of Database Analysts are male. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,513 - $86,838
$42K
$59K
$87K
MEDIAN: $59,268
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50%
90%

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$15.69 - $37.83
$16
$24
$38
MEDIAN: $23.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$41,513 - $86,838  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,785  
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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$40,573 - $87,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 378
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.69 - $37.83  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $49.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,785  
   
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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$40,573 - $87,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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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 $99K per year. With an annual salary of $67K, Database Administrator is the most common role for Database Analysts to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Database Analyst & Programmer role — which usually pays $57K — is also typical for Database Analysts, though less common by comparison.

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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 Oracle, Linux, Microsoft SQL Server, and Database Management & Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 15 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Internet Information Server, and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Database Management & Reporting are similarly competent in Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Analyst

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Database Analysts — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $52K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $64K. Database Analysts see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $77K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,842

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Database Analysts will find that Pasadena offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 64 percent. Database Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+49 percent), Phoenix (+27 percent), San Diego (+24 percent), and Chicago (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 22 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Las Vegas (15 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Database Analyst

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Database Analyst Salaries

▲31%

▲24%

▲9%

National Average
$59,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Database Analyst Salaries

▲15%


Linux
▲11%


SQL
▲6%


▲4%


National Average
$59,000


UNIX
▼1%



Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼9%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼10%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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