Database Manager Salary

Database Managers in the United States pull down an average of $56K annually. Final cash compensation to Database Managers varies from around $32K to approximately $118K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $24K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Database Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,715 - $115,852

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$12.65 - $27.41

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,715 - $115,852  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,618  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $24,292  
Commission
$0.00 - $3,250  
Total Pay (?
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$32,230 - $117,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 590
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Hourly Rate
$12.65 - $27.41  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $43.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,618  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,250  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $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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$32,230 - $117,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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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 report using a deep pool of 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 117 percent, 111 percent, and 65 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software, and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in Database Management & Reporting also know Microsoft Office.

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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $44K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $50K. Database Managers see a median salary of $64K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $72K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Database Managers, Boston provides a pay rate that is 95 percent greater than the national average. Database Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+58 percent), Columbus (+48 percent), Chicago (+33 percent), and Dallas (+24 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Denver, 19 percent below the national average. Baltimore and Seattle are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 16 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

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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
$51,000

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Microsoft Access
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

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: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%
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