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Database Analyst Salary

Database Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $57K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for Database Analysts stretch from $37K on the lower end to $88K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $9K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Database Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. More than half of Database Analysts (63 percent) survey respondents are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,613 - $88,411
(Median)
$40K
$57K
$88K
MEDIAN: $57,118
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$14.44 - $36.22
(Median)
$14
$22
$36
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,613 - $88,411  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,678  
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $5,034  
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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$37,171 - $88,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 559
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.44 - $36.22  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,678  
   
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $5,034  
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).
)
$37,171 - $88,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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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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As Database Analysts transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Database Administrator, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Database Administrators earn $98K on average per year. A Database Analyst may also move into a role as a Database Administrator or a Database Analyst & Programmer.

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Popular Skills for Database Analyst


Database Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, PL/SQL, UNIX, and Visual Basic are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, and HTML. The majority of those who know 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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $50K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $62K. For Database Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $71K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $94K.

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Experience Affects Database Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 68%



National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Database Analyst Salaries


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

Database Management & Reporting
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Data Analysis
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%