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Database Developer Salary

For Database Developers, yearly average wages total $72K annually. Overall cash earnings for Database Developers vary widely between $46K and $110K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Database Developers is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Database Developers who answered the questionnnaire. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$46,739 - $98,595
(Median)
$47K
$72K
$99K
MEDIAN: $72,050
10%
50%
90%

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$15.20 - $76.98
(Median)
$15
$39
$77
MEDIAN: $38.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,739 - $98,595  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,129  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,787  
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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$45,711 - $109,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 795
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$15.20 - $76.98  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $60.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,129  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,787  
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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$45,711 - $109,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137

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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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Database Developers who transition into a Senior Database Developer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $98K per year. Going from Database Developer to Database Administrator is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Database Administrators is $67K. Many others choose to work as Business Intelligence Developers, where pay is typically $80K.

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Popular Skills for Database Developer


Database Developers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SQL Server Integration Services, ETL, PL/SQL, and Oracle DB 8i/9i/10g/ 11i are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Crystal Reports, Microsoft Access, and Visual Basic. Most people skilled in Database Development are similarly competent in SQL and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Developer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $60K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $80K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $88K in this role. Database Developers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $87K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Database Developers that is 47 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Database Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+27 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and Denver (+9 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Employers in San Diego and Cleveland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (17 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Database Developer Salaries




National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Database Developer Salaries

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
up arrow 11%


up arrow 7%

Oracle DB 8i/9i/10g/ 11i
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Database Development
up arrow 4%

Transact-SQL
up arrow 4%

Oracle
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
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Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$74,000

SQL
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C#
up arrow 3%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 9%



Crystal Reports
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 14%
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