Database Manager Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Database Manager is $54,363 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Linux, Oracle, PL/SQL, UNIX, and Microsoft SQL Server. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Database Manager Total Pay (?
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$34,966 - $107,693
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MEDIAN: $54,362
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Database Manager Total Pay (?
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$12.21 - $28.12
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,966 - $107,693  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,122  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $24,292  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,526  
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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$31,007 - $102,252  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 726
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.21 - $28.12  
   
Overtime
$17.71 - $41.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,122  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,526  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $24,292  
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).
)
$31,007 - $102,252  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 726
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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.
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Database Manager Tasks
  • Monitor and optimize system performance using index tuning, disk optimization, and other methods.
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain a database system.
  • Implement, configure, and troubleshoot database instances, replication, backup, partitions, storage, and access.
  • Set user privileges within the database environment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Database Manager

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

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Washington
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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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San Francisco
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Dallas
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National Average
$50,000
Minneapolis
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Seattle
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Baltimore
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Denver
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Experience Affects Database Manager Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Database Manager Salaries

Linux
up arrow 66%
up arrow 63%
PL/SQL
up arrow 47%
UNIX
up arrow 35%
SQL
up arrow 18%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 14%
Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 12%
up arrow 6%
Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 2%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%
National Average
$50,000
Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

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Gender

Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%
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