Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Database Engineer is $87,508
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Database Engineers?
An entry-level Database Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,879 based on 23 salaries. An early career Database Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,002 based on 115 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Database Engineers Do?
A database engineer creates and manages databases for a company or organization. This involves designing and building databases to suit a purpose. The database engineer must also install and configure the database. The database engineer must make sure that the databases are secure and that they function properly.
Once a database is implemented, the database engineer must carry out constant testing and monitoring to make sure that the database is functioning as it should. This often requires …Read more
- Install, upgrade, and maintain databases.
- Document database schemas and models, including functions, tables, and stored procedures as well as data dictionaries.
- Monitor databases and apply patches, execute scripts, and create backups to ensure access and the consistency of data.
- Support and maintain software to interface with databases.