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Database Manager Salary

Database Managers in the United States take home an average $55K annually. Total cash earnings of Database Managers range from $32K on the low end to $115K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $14K and $24K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Women Database Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Work is enjoyable for Database Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$35,597 - $113,413
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$36K
$55K
$110K
MEDIAN: $54,740
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$12.49 - $27.46
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,597 - $113,413  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,461  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $24,392  
Commission
$0.00 - $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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$31,738 - $114,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 582
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.49 - $27.46  
   
Overtime
$17.64 - $41.43  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,461  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,250  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $24,392  
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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$31,738 - $114,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159

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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 results imply that Database Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Linux, Oracle, and PL/SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 106 percent, 102 percent, and 50 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software, and Microsoft Excel. The majority of those who know Microsoft Access also know SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Manager

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


Database Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $43K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $50K. Database Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $63K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $71K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Database Managers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 60 percent above the national average. Database Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+50 percent), San Diego (+24 percent), Chicago (+22 percent), and Los Angeles (+19 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks. Baltimore and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Database Manager Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Database Manager Salaries

Linux
up arrow 106%

up arrow 102%

PL/SQL
up arrow 50%


Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 20%

SQL
up arrow 16%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 8%

HTML
0%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 2%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 13%
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