The average salary for a Database Developer is $72,105 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Database Developer Total Pay (?
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$47,148 - $99,233
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99K
MEDIAN: $72,104
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Database Developer Total Pay (?
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$15.23 - $73.84
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,148 - $99,233  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,435  
Profit Sharing
$192.19 - $10,304  
Total Pay (?
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$45,994 - $110,669  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 682
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.23 - $73.84  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $67.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,435  
   
Profit Sharing
$192.19 - $10,304  
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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$45,994 - $110,669  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 682
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Job Description for Database Developer
Database developers work in the IT department and are responsible for the development and maintenance of databases while following specific coding standards. They will often analyze current database procedures in order to develop comprehensive solutions to modernize, streamline and/or eliminate inefficient coding. This involves monitoring, troubleshooting and debugging databases to solve performance issues. Database developers also create ad-hoc scripts and cleanup scripts as needed. In addition, they deliver written reports reviewing current coding and make recommendations on changes that should be made to enhance performance. They also often collaborate with other members of a development team in order to give and receive feedback, and to develop the best solutions and procedures for the business.
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Database Developer Tasks
  • Support application of business intelligence and marketing automation solutions.
  • Support the database services in the design, delivery and operation of database solutions.
  • Interact with client representatives and business analyst to develop database solutions that meet business requirements.
  • Document work of operational responsibilities.
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Pay by Experience Level for Database Developer
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Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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New York
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Seattle
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Washington
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Philadelphia
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Nashville
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Denver
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National Average
$74,000
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Experience Affects Database Developer Salaries

National Average
$74,000

Skills That Affect Database Developer Salaries

PL/SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$74,000
SQL
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Gender
Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%
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