A Database Engineer earns an average salary of $75,794 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in MySQL is associated with high pay for this job. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Database Engineer Total Pay (?
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$48,635 - $109,932
(Median)
49K
62K
76K
94K
110K
MEDIAN: $75,793
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Database Engineer Total Pay (?
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$13.50 - $81.25
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32
50
81
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,635 - $109,932  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,850  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $10,113  
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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$45,292 - $113,186  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 210
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $81.25  
   
Overtime
$0.07 - $54.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,850  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $10,113  
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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$45,292 - $113,186  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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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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New York
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Boston
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National Average
$78,000
Salt Lake City
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Experience Affects Database Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 75%
National Average
$78,000

Skills That Affect Database Engineer Salaries

MySQL
up arrow 26%
PL/SQL
up arrow 1%
SQL
0%
National Average
$78,000
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 59 votes.
Gender
Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%
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