Senior Database Developer Salary

With just under three-fifths of Senior Database Developers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Senior Database Developers is $96K per year and can range from $78K on the lower end to $132K per year near the higher end. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Senior Database Developers are male. For the most part, Senior Database Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$76,002 - $122,013
$76K
$96K
$120K
MEDIAN: $95,843
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$41.00 - $77.42
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$77
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$0$128K
Salary $76,002 - $122,013
Bonus $2,298 - $14,728
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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$77,712 - $128,601
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 194
Hourly Data $0$90
Hourly Rate $41.00 - $77.42
Overtime $90.00
Annual Data $0$128K
Bonus $2,298 - $14,728
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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$77,712 - $128,601
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include MySQL, Transact-SQL, and Database Architecture. Most people who know Microsoft SQL Server also know 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: $99,648

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

For those looking to make money, Senior Database Developers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Senior Database Developers will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+20 percent), San Francisco (+18 percent), Salt Lake City (+15 percent), and Irvine (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 20 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Indianapolis and Boston (16 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Database Developer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Senior Database Developer Salaries

▲8%

▲6%

National Average
$100,000

▼5%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Senior Database Developer Salaries

Data Warehouse
▲15%

▲6%

▲5%


Business Intelligence
▲3%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼0%


National Average
$100,000

SQL
▼1%



Database Architecture
▼5%

C#
▼5%

C# Programming Language
▼5%

Transact-SQL
▼7%

MySQL
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 6%