Database Manager Salary

An average Database Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $60K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Work is enjoyable for Database Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Database Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 60 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,978 - $122,286
$39K
$60K
$120K
MEDIAN: $59,615
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$12.05 - $31.00
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$0$122K
Salary $38,978 - $122,286
Bonus $0.00 - $19,933
Profit Sharing $1,750
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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$35,729 - $120,658
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 365
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $12.05 - $31.00
Overtime $14.79 - $40.34
Annual Data $0$120K
Bonus $0.00 - $19,933
Profit Sharing $1,750
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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$35,729 - $120,658
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 71

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

  • Participate in the design, maintenance, enhancement, coding, and administration of relational databases.
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts in enhancing performance and providing increased functionality.
  • Review business requests for data and data usage, researches data sources for new and better data feeds.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Database Manager


Survey results imply that Database Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and PL/SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 92 percent, 46 percent, and 35 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software, and Microsoft Office. Most people who know Database Management & Reporting also know Microsoft Office and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Database Manager

Pay by Experience for a Database Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Database Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 173 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Database Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Database Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 167 salaries. A Database Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 50 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,090

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

With a pay rate for Database Managers that is 107 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Database Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+35 percent), Houston (+28 percent), Dallas (+27 percent), and San Francisco (+17 percent). Compared to the national average, Denver Database Managers have considerably lower salaries, 26 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Columbus and Seattle (22 percent lower and 19 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Database Manager

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Database Manager Salaries

▲38%

▲19%

National Average
$56,000

▼4%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Database Manager Salaries

▲92%


PL/SQL
▲35%

UNIX
▲21%

SQL
▲18%

National Average
$56,000


Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼2%



Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼10%


▼11%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 14%