Database Manager Salary
|Salary||$38,067 - $118,411|
|Bonus||$97.87 - $18,548|
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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).)
|$35,786 - $117,258|
|Hourly Rate||$13.74 - $31.98|
|Overtime||$14.45 - $41.02|
|Bonus||$97.87 - $18,548|
|Total Pay (||$35,786 - $117,258|
Job Description for Database Manager
Database managers serve as an essential part of the management of large databases. They typically manage many projects and help with the design and physical implementation of storage hardware and maintenance. Database managers specialize in the diagnosis and repair of problems that occur in databases. They may work with various types of databases that use software such as MySQL and Oracle.Read More...
The allocation of resources is important as a database manager because there can potentially be shifts and moves of large chunks of data to different storage platforms and software systems. Since data managers manage fragile and sensitive data, it is important that they maintain high ethical standards and conduct themselves professionally. Database managers often work in a standard office environment during regular business hours. Because maintaining a database is a continuous job, database managers may be on call in the event of an emergency or loss of service.
Database managers work with the technical staff that is directly responsible with keeping the database up and running; they also interact with users that use software programs to store data in the databases. Database managers must be willing to lead and direct individuals with specific work tasks and provide guidance and training to lower-level staff.
Prospective database managers typically need a bachelor’s degree in information technology and a minimum of five years in a database leadership position. Along with this educational background, individuals must possess knowledge of different database software.
Database Manager Tasks
- Participate in the design, maintenance, enhancement, coding, and administration of relational databases.
- Participate in continuous improvement efforts in enhancing performance and providing increased functionality.
- Review business requests for data and data usage, researches data sources for new and better data feeds.
- Coordinate new data development ensuring consistency and integration with existing data warehouse structure.
- Analyze and determine information needs and elements, data relationships and attributes, data flow and storage requirements, and data output and reporting capabilities.
Popular Skills for Database Manager
Database Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and PL/SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 92 percent, 46 percent, and 35 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software, and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know Database Management & Reporting also know Microsoft Office and SQL.
Pay by Experience Level for Database Manager
Pay by Experience for a Database Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Database Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 173 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Database Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Database Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 167 salaries. A Database Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 50 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Database Managers, 107 percent higher than the national average. Database Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+35 percent), Houston (+28 percent), Dallas (+27 percent), and San Francisco (+17 percent). Database Managers in Denver take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 26 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Columbus and Seattle (22 percent lower and 19 percent lower, respectively).
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