Database Developer Salary

Earnings for Database Developers in the United States come in at around $74K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to Database Developers can bottom out near $47K or peak near $113K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Database Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Database Developers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$49,307 - $108,657
$49K
$75K
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MEDIAN: $74,888
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$14.82 - $64.42
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MEDIAN: $34.67
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$0$115K
Salary $49,307 - $108,657
Bonus $11.92 - $10,200
Profit Sharing $250.00 - $6,104
Total Pay (?
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$47,376 - $115,963
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 554
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $14.82 - $64.42
Overtime $24.07 - $75.63
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $11.92 - $10,200
Profit Sharing $250.00 - $6,104
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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$47,376 - $115,963
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 97

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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.

Common Career Paths for Database Developer


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Advancing into a Senior Database Developer role seems to be a popular career move for Database Developers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $99K per year. More often than not, a Business Intelligence Developer role is the next step for Database Developers moving up in the field. Business Intelligence Developers usually make $81K per year. Many other Database Developers choose to take on a SQL Developer role, where salaries are typically $71K.

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Popular Skills for Database Developer


Database Developers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SQL Server Integration Services, ETL, PL/SQL, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. Those listing Microsoft Access as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Visual Basic and SQL also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Database Development also know SQL and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Developer

Pay by Experience for a Database Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Database Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 365 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Database Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 244 salaries. An experienced Database Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 189 salaries. A Database Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 56 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,742

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Database Developers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 33 percent. Database Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+30 percent), Boston (+20 percent), Charlotte (+13 percent), and San Diego (+10 percent). Compared to the national average, Salt Lake City Database Developers have considerably lower salaries, 33 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers pay around 30 percent less in Phoenix and 22 percent less in Gaithersburg, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Database Developer

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Database Developer Salaries

▲39%

▲21%

▲7%

National Average
$76,000

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 14%
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