Database Engineer Salary

Database Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $79K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Database Engineers (85 percent) survey respondents are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,496 - $124,335
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$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,093
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$14.49 - $56.17
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$0$127K
Salary $53,496 - $124,335
Bonus $750 - $11,458
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$53,864 - $127,682
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 190
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $14.49 - $56.17
Overtime $45.00
Annual Data $0$127K
Bonus $750 - $11,458
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$53,864 - $127,682
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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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.

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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 participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Oracle 11g, PL/SQL, and Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 44 percent, 29 percent, and 24 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include MySQL, C# Programming Language, and Transact-SQL. Those educated in Microsoft SQL Server tend to be well versed in PL/SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Database Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Database Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 109 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Database Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Database Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 45 salaries. A Database Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 15 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,475

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Database Engineers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 47 percent greater than the national average. Database Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+34 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Salt Lake City (+7 percent).

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Key Stats for Database Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Database Engineer Salaries

▲40%

▲35%

▲17%

National Average
$80,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Database Engineer Salaries

▲44%

▲29%

Data Warehouse
▲24%

National Average
$80,000

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
▼1%

SQL
▼2%


SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
▼4%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
▼8%

C# Programming Language
▼13%

Transact-SQL
▼13%

MySQL
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 8%
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