The average salary for a Database Manager is $53,356 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 Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and SQL. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Database Manager Total Pay (?
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$34,901 - $106,885
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MEDIAN: $53,356
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Database Manager Total Pay (?
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$12.10 - $28.21
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,901 - $106,885  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$202.03 - $24,190  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,750  
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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$30,824 - $100,201  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 754
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $28.21  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,750  
Profit Sharing
$202.03 - $24,190  
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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$30,824 - $100,201  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 754
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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 Difference By Location
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$50,000
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Experience Affects Database Manager Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Database Manager Salaries

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SQL
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Database Management & Reporting
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National Average
$50,000
Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Access
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Gender
Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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