Database Developer Salary

Median pay for Database Developers in the United States is around $74K annually. In the world of Database Developers, total cash compensation can vary between $47K and $116K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $8K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Work is enjoyable for Database Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage.

$49,147 - $107,999
$49K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,166
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$14.93 - $74.94
$15
$34
$75
MEDIAN: $33.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,147 - $107,999  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,796  
Total Pay (?
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$46,718 - $115,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 583
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.93 - $74.94  
   
Overtime
$1.86 - $74.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,796  
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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$46,718 - $115,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 107

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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

  • Interact with client representatives and business analyst to develop database solutions that meet business requirements.
  • Document work of operational responsibilities.
  • Support application of business intelligence and marketing automation solutions.
  • Support the database services in the design, delivery and operation of database solutions.

Common Career Paths for Database Developer


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Database Developers often transition into Senior Database Developer positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Database Developers earn $99K per year. The most common career progression for Database Developers leads to becoming a Business Intelligence Developer, where average pay is $81K annually. However, many Database Developers also opt to become SQL Developers. Typically, a SQL Developer brings home $71K.

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Popular Skills for Database Developer


Database Developers report using a large range 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 skilled in Database Development are similarly competent in 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: $75,081

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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). Database Developers in Salt Lake City take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 33 percent less than the national average. Employers in Phoenix and Gaithersburg also lean toward paying below-median salaries (30 percent lower and 22 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Database Developer

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Database Developer Salaries

▲40%

▲22%

▲8%

National Average
$75,000

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 13%