Database Engineer Salary (United States)

A Database Engineer earns an average salary of $77,021 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. The highest paying skills associated with this job are MySQL and PL/SQL. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Database Engineer Salary (?
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$49,918 - $112,597
(Median)
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63K
77K
97K
110K
MEDIAN: $77,020
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Database Engineer Salary (?
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$13.59 - $80.71
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31
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81
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,918 - $112,597  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,434  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,450  
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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$48,937 - $117,550  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$13.59 - $80.71  
   
Overtime
$0.07 - $54.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,434  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,450  
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).
)
$48,937 - $117,550  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Description for Database Engineer

  • Monitor databases and apply patches, execute scripts, and create backups to ensure access and the consistency of data.
  • Support and maintain software to interface with databases.
  • Install, upgrade, and maintain databases.
  • Document database schemas and models, including functions, tables, and stored procedures as well as data dictionaries.

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Pay by Experience Level for Database Engineer

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

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Salt Lake City
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New York
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Boston
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National Average
$80,000
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Experience Affects Database Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%
National Average
$80,000

Skills That Affect Database Engineer Salaries

MySQL
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SQL
0%
Microsoft SQL Server
0%
National Average
$80,000
Transact-SQL
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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