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Database Analyst Salary (United States)

Database Analysts in the United States typically take home $56K per year. In the world of Database Analysts, overall income ranges from $37K near the bottom to $87K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair portion collect dental insurance. There are more male Database Analysts than female, making up 62 percent of individuals in this profession. Job satisfaction for Database Analysts is high. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Database Analyst Salary (?
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$39,505 - $87,123
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MEDIAN: $56,368
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Database Analyst Salary (?
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$13.55 - $36.58
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,505 - $87,123  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $7,000  
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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$36,840 - $87,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 565
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.55 - $36.58  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $49.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $7,000  
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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$36,840 - $87,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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 an upper level Senior Database Administrator role may receive a large increase in pay as the position often pays $98K per year. When Database Analysts are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Database Administrators or Database Analysts & Programmers. Those roles pay an additional $12K and $1K, respectively.

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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 Microsoft SQL Server, UNIX, Data Analysis, and PL/SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 6 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Most people familiar with SQL also know Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Access. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Database Analysts, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $49K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $60K. Database Analysts bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $95K. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field — more than half of those surveyed fit this bill. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in twenty.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Phoenix
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Columbus
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New York
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Minneapolis
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Seattle
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Chicago
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Boston
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San Diego
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Orlando
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Houston
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National Average
$55,000
Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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Pittsburgh
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With a pay rate for Database Analysts that is 49 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Phoenix, Columbus, New York, and Minneapolis are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Database Analysts earning around 36 percent, 26 percent, 18 percent, and 13 percent more than average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Pittsburgh. Below-median salaries also turn up in Las Vegas and Los Angeles (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Database Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 72%
National Average
$55,000

Skills That Affect Database Analyst Salaries

UNIX
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Oracle
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SQL
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Database Management & Reporting
0%
National Average
$55,000
Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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HTML
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
62%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%