Database Analyst Salary

Average Database Analysts in the United States make around $59K annually. Overall cash earnings for Database Analysts vary widely between $39K and $89K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. More than half of Database Analysts (65 percent) survey respondents are men. Most Database Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$40,607 - $88,464
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$88K
MEDIAN: $58,879
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90%

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$14.92 - $36.70
(Median)
$15
$22
$37
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,607 - $88,464  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,557  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $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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$39,063 - $88,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 620
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.92 - $36.70  
   
Overtime
$0.35 - $47.99  
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 - $9,557  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $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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$39,063 - $88,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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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 go on to become Senior Database Administrators may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Database Administrators is $99K annually. 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 large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, Linux, PL/SQL, and Visual Basic are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 10 percent, 9 percent, 8 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. For most people, competency in Microsoft SQL Server indicates knowledge of Database Management & Reporting.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Analyst

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $52K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $63K. Database Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $73K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $92K on average.

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Experience Affects Database Analyst Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Database Analyst Salaries


Linux
up arrow 9%

up arrow 8%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 7%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Oracle
up arrow 3%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

National Average
$58,000

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 3%




Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 7%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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