The average Database Software Developer in the United States earns approximately $78K annually. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Database Software Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Database Software Developers survey respondents than women, making up 86 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$62,795 - $95,846
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$63K
$78K
$96K
MEDIAN: $78,311
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$11.15 - $52.31
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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Salary
$62,795 - $95,846  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $9,933  
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$50,658 - $102,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $52.31  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $9,933  
   
Total Pay (?
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$50,658 - $102,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Software Developer / Business Analyst, Database

Software developers/business analysts of databases are responsible for creating and maintaining database software and analyzing business information for their organization. They are also in charge of writing database-related code which will be deployed to servers and company systems.

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Software Developer / Business Analyst, Database Tasks

  • Plan, design, schedule, write, and debug database stored procedures and complex queries to extract, calculate or manipulate information.
  • Identify schedule, features, and resources required.
  • Work with middle-tier developers to integrate back-end database code with business applications.
  • Design, implement, and test database schemas.
  • Work with users from identifying conceptual system requirements through completion.

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Popular Skills for Software Developer / Business Analyst, Database


Database Software Developers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in ASP.NET Framework, C# Programming Language, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 15 percent. Those listing Java as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. ASP.NET and VB.Net also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Microsoft SQL Server also know .NET.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer / Business Analyst, Database

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $75K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $89K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $93K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $87K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Software Developer / Business Analyst, Database Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Software Developer / Business Analyst, Database Salaries

ASP.NET Framework
up arrow 15%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 8%

Oracle
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

.NET
up arrow 3%

National Average
$81,000

SQL
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 5%

VB.Net
up arrow 8%

ASP.NET
up arrow 10%

Java
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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