Database Manager Salary

Database Managers in the United States can expect wages of $57K per year on average. In the world of Database Managers, overall income ranges from $33K near the bottom to $122K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $24K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Database Managers (58 percent) survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,654 - $118,909
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$36K
$57K
$120K
MEDIAN: $56,913
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$12.78 - $31.31
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$13
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,654 - $118,909  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,014  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $24,292  
Commission
$3,250  
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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$32,568 - $121,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 625
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.78 - $31.31  
   
Overtime
$18.29 - $47.26  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,014  
   
Commission
$3,250  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $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).
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$32,568 - $121,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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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

  • 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.
  • Review business requests for data and data usage, researches data sources for new and better data feeds.
  • Participate in the design, maintenance, enhancement, coding, and administration of relational databases.
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts in enhancing performance and providing increased functionality.

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Popular Skills for Database Manager


Database Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Oracle, Linux, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 113 percent, 104 percent, and 66 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. It is often found that people who know Database Management & Reporting are also skilled in Microsoft Office and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Manager

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Database Managers. Database Managers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $43K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $50K. Database Managers bring in $67K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $82K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,867

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

Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Database Managers, 100 percent higher than the national average. Database Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+39 percent), Dallas (+38 percent), Chicago (+31 percent), and Minneapolis (+21 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 20 percent south of the national average, can be found in Denver. Employers pay around 17 percent less in Seattle and 11 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Database Manager Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Database Manager Salaries

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PL/SQL
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Visual Basic (VB)
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SQL
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Access
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Database Management & Reporting
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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