Pay for Database Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $60K annually. Cash earnings for Database Analysts — including $8K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $40K to $87K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Database Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Database Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$41,111 - $86,461
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$41K
$60K
$86K
MEDIAN: $59,514
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$15.42 - $36.71
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,111 - $86,461  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,204  
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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$40,106 - $86,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 364
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.42 - $36.71  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $45.56  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,204  
   
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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$40,106 - $86,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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 $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


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Linux, Microsoft SQL Server, and Database Management & Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Excel, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Most people who know Database Management & Reporting also know 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.


For Database Analysts, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $53K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $64K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $72K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $79K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,715

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

For those looking to make money, Database Analysts in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 49 percent above the national average. Database Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+28 percent), San Diego (+24 percent), Chicago (+17 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). Database Analysts in Pittsburgh earn salaries far below the national average by 22 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Las Vegas (15 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Database Analyst Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Database Analyst Salaries

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Linux
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SQL
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UNIX
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National Average
$59,000


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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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