Database Manager Salary

The average Database Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $57K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Database Managers (63 percent) who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,130 - $120,848
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$57K
$120K
MEDIAN: $57,265
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$13.16 - $31.56
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MEDIAN: $18.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,130 - $120,848  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $19,815  
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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$34,979 - $119,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 379
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.16 - $31.56  
   
Overtime
$14.62 - $42.33  
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
$193.92 - $19,815  
   
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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$34,979 - $119,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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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


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and PL/SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 105 percent, 64 percent, and 41 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Access. Most people skilled in Database Management & Reporting are similarly competent 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.


Database Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $45K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $52K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $66K. Database Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $75K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,713

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

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Database Managers, 117 percent above the national average. Database Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+41 percent), Houston (+34 percent), Dallas (+33 percent), and San Francisco (+20 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Denver Database Managers earning much less — 23 percent less — than the national average. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Columbus and 15 percent less in Seattle, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Database Manager

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Database Manager Salaries

▲41%

▲23%

National Average
$54,000

▼3%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Database Manager Salaries

▲105%


PL/SQL
▲41%

UNIX
▲27%

SQL
▲20%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▲2%

Project Management
▲1%

National Average
$54,000


▼5%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼6%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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