Senior Database Developer Salary

Senior Database Developers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just over a half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $76K to $130K per year, median earnings come to $96K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Men make up the vast majority of Senior Database Developers (84 percent) who took the survey. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of Senior Database Developers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$74,231 - $124,079
$74K
$96K
$120K
MEDIAN: $96,095
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50%
90%

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$42.66 - $77.37
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$59
$77
MEDIAN: $59.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$74,231 - $124,079  
   
Bonus
$2,909 - $16,657  
Profit Sharing
$4,069  
Total Pay (?
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$76,415 - $130,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 234
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$42.66 - $77.37  
   
Overtime
$90.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,909 - $16,657  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,069  
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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$76,415 - $130,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Job Description for Senior Database Developer

Senior database developers are responsible for creating, managing, and coding databases and their features, as well as leading a group of database developers to define functionality, create concepts, and brainstorm the technology that is best suited to the project at hand. Strong interpersonal skills are important in this position to manage a team and resolve technical issues as necessary, and they typically work in an office environment and use a personal computer to complete database tasks such as designing according to company needs, writing scripts for execution, and debugging code. They must work well with other developers in a team setting to create databases in a timely manner, but also on their own with minimal supervision.

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Senior Database Developer Tasks

  • Support application of business intelligence and marketing automation solutions.
  • Educates development team members on the database structures and how to develop efficient query code.
  • Develops database schema to carry out the goals of the business.

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Popular Skills for Senior Database Developer


Senior Database Developers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Warehouse, Oracle, PL/SQL, and Business Intelligence are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 16 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include MySQL, Transact-SQL, and Database Architecture. Most people skilled in Microsoft SQL Server are similarly competent in ETL (Extract, transform, load).

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Database Developer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Database Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Database Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Database Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 135 salaries. An experienced Senior Database Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 126 salaries. A Senior Database Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,400

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Database Developers, 29 percent higher than the national average. Senior Database Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+20 percent), San Francisco (+18 percent), Salt Lake City (+15 percent), and Irvine (+12 percent). Pittsburgh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 20 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 16 percent less in Indianapolis and 4 percent less in Boston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Senior Database Developer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Senior Database Developer Salaries

▲8%

▲6%

National Average
$99,000

▼5%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Senior Database Developer Salaries

Data Warehouse
▲16%

▲6%

▲5%


Business Intelligence
▲3%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼0%


National Average
$99,000

SQL
▼1%



C#
▼4%

C# Programming Language
▼4%

Database Architecture
▼5%

Transact-SQL
▼7%

MySQL
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 8%
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