Database Manager Salary

Database Managers in the United States can expect wages of $57K per year on average. Total incomes of Database Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $24K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $33K and $122K. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women make up a slight majority of Database Managers (58 percent) survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,654 - $118,909
(Median)
$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


Survey takers working as Database Managers report using a large range of professional skills. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Database Management & Reporting indicates knowledge of 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $43K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $50K. Database Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $67K. 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.

With a pay rate for Database Managers that is 100 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Database Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+39 percent), Dallas (+38 percent), Chicago (+31 percent), and Minneapolis (+21 percent). Trailing the national average by 20 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Seattle and Atlanta (17 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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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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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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