Database Analyst Salary

For Database Analysts, annual average wages total $57K per year. Final cash compensation to Database Analysts varies from around $38K to approximately $88K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $9K and $15K, respectively. Experience level 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. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 65 percent of Database Analysts are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,999 - $88,288
(Median)
$40K
$57K
$88K
MEDIAN: $57,335
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$14.79 - $36.61
(Median)
$15
$22
$37
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,999 - $88,288  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,059  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $14,500  
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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$38,165 - $88,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 573
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $36.61  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $47.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,059  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $14,500  
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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$38,165 - $88,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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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.

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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. Becoming a Database Administrator or a Database Analyst & Programmer is a common transition from a Database Analyst role.

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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 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. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know Microsoft Access. Those familiar with SQL tend to be well versed in Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, and Database Management & Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Analyst

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


Database Analysts with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $51K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $62K. Database Analysts bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $93K.

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Experience Affects Database Analyst Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Database Analyst Salaries


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UNIX
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SQL
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Oracle
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Linux
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National Average
$56,000

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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 140 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

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: 66% employee benefits None: 10%
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