Database Developer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Database Developer is $71,708 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Database Developer Salary (?
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$47,434 - $99,105
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $71,707
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Database Developer Salary (?
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$15.10 - $74.24
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,434 - $99,105  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,248  
Profit Sharing
$194.58 - $10,067  
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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$45,997 - $108,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 650
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $74.24  
   
Overtime
$1.52 - $66.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,248  
   
Profit Sharing
$194.58 - $10,067  
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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$45,997 - $108,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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

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Seattle
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Bellevue
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Philadelphia
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Atlanta
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Denver
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Phoenix
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National Average
$74,000
Los Angeles
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Cleveland
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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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Transact-SQL
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Oracle
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft SQL Server
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ETL (Extract, transform, load)
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National Average
$74,000
SQL
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C#
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Oracle DB 8i/9i/10g/ 11i
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.NET
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FileMaker Pro
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Crystal Reports
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Job Satisfaction

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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
31%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%