Database Coordinator Salary
Database Coordinators in the United States take home approximately $45K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Database Coordinators making up 74 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Database Coordinator
Database coordinators are generally responsible for clinical databases in a range of industries. They commonly oversee the positions of conduct-screening, data entry, and quality assurance and provide updated inventory of all data that is entered into the database on a regular basis.Read More...
Depending on the employer, the types of quality control checks and data entry methods can vary. They may also be responsible for ensuring that the entire database is in order and organized so that employees within the organization can access important information. Database coordinators should also be able to utilize different types of database programs, as some companies change or update their programs each year.
A strong background in computer science and information is highly beneficial for this position and a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field is generally required, and some employers may require a master's degree. Reasoning and mathematical skills are also beneficial, as are communication skills to portray and explain data in understandable ways to employees and even the general public in some cases.
Database Coordinator Tasks
- Extract data, create reports, and analyze usage patterns.
- Write and explain user guidelines and best practices.
- Optimize databases for performance and data quality.
- Create, develop, merge, and maintain databases.
- Track and resolve user issues and concerns.
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Popular Skills for Database Coordinator
Database Coordinators generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software, Data Entry, Database Management & Reporting, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Database Management & Reporting. Most people familiar with Data Analysis also know Data Entry.
Pay by Experience Level for Database Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $40K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $49K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $60K.
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