Database Engineer Salary
|Salary||$52,229 - $123,366|
|Bonus||$982 - $11,234|
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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).)
|$51,784 - $128,784|
|Hourly Rate||$13.00 - $50.00|
|Bonus||$982 - $11,234|
|Total Pay (||$51,784 - $128,784|
Job Description for Database Engineer
A database engineer creates and manages databases for a company or organization. This involves designing and building databases to suit a purpose. The database engineer must also install and configure the database. The database engineer must make sure that the databases are secure and that they function properly.Read More...
Once a database is implemented, the database engineer must carry out constant testing and monitoring to make sure that the database is functioning as it should. This often requires troubleshooting, so problem-solving skills are important. When updates need to be implemented, the database engineer needs to coordinate this so that it can be carried out in the least disruptive way. This job requires extensive experience with administering and providing support for databases. Security is not always the only issue that is important. Another thing that the database engineer may have to consider is usability for end users. The database engineer must sometimes create a database that is easy for end users to enter data into. The database engineer may have multiple projects to manage, so it is important to be able to work independently, to adhere to time constraints, and to work well under pressure even when multitasking is needed. At the same time, teamwork skills are also essential in order to ensure the smooth implementation of databases. Advanced experience with Oracle and SQL is usually necessary.
A bachelor’s degree in computer science or a similar field is often needed. Some positions also require a master’s degree. However, some positions only require an associate’s degree in conjunction with adequate experience. The job usually involves working in an office environment. Some travel may be necessary in order to meet with various departments or clients.
Database Engineer Tasks
- Install, upgrade, and maintain databases.
- Document database schemas and models, including functions, tables, and stored procedures as well as data dictionaries.
- 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.
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Popular Skills for Database Engineer
Survey results suggest that Database Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Oracle 11g, PL/SQL, and Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 48 percent, 29 percent, and 28 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include C# Programming Language, MySQL, and Transact-SQL. It is often found that people who know Microsoft SQL Server are also skilled in PL/SQL.
Pay by Experience Level for Database Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Database Engineers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $70K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $94K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $111K. Database Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $113K.
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