Database Analyst Salary

Database Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $62K per year. Final cash compensation to Database Analysts varies from around $41K to approximately $91K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $7K, respectively. Geography and years of experience 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. The majority of Database Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Database Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,433 - $90,967
$42K
$62K
$91K
MEDIAN: $61,720
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$15.01 - $38.17
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MEDIAN: $22.61
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$0$90K
Salary $42,433 - $90,967
Bonus $0.00 - $8,301
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,096
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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$41,167 - $90,592
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 324
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $15.01 - $38.17
Overtime $24.86 - $56.90
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,301
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,096
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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$41,167 - $90,592
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 58

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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 takers working as Database Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Linux, Microsoft SQL Server, and Database Management & Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Internet Information Server, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. For most people, competency in Database Management & Reporting indicates knowledge of 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: $61,358

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

For Database Analysts, Pasadena provides a pay rate that is 57 percent greater than the national average. Database Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+35 percent), San Francisco (+30 percent), Phoenix (+22 percent), and Chicago (+10 percent). Compared to the national average, Pittsburgh Database Analysts have considerably lower salaries, 25 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Las Vegas (19 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).

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Q: What is it like working as a Database Analyst?

Database Analyst in Memphis:
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Cons: Corporate culture. Office conditions.

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Key Stats for Database Analyst

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Database Analyst Salaries

▲25%

▲19%

▲5%

National Average
$61,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Database Analyst Salaries

▲13%

Linux
▲8%



SQL
▲4%



▲1%

National Average
$61,000


UNIX
▼5%



Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼13%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼14%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

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