Database Manager Salary

For Database Managers, annual average wages total $60K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Database Managers (62 percent) who took the survey are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,067 - $118,411
$38K
$60K
$120K
MEDIAN: $60,217
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$13.74 - $31.98
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MEDIAN: $19.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,067 - $118,411  
   
Bonus
$97.87 - $18,548  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$35,786 - $117,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 359
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.74 - $31.98  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $41.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$97.87 - $18,548  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$35,786 - $117,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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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

  • 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.

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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

National Average: $56,245

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Key Stats for Database Manager

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Database Manager Salaries

▲38%

▲19%

National Average
$56,000

▼5%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Database Manager Salaries

▲92%


PL/SQL
▲35%

UNIX
▲21%

SQL
▲18%

National Average
$56,000


Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼2%



Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼11%


▼11%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 14%
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