Average Senior Database Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Database Engineer is $116,148.
MEDIAN $116,148
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$86k - $141k
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$983 - $11k
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$87k - $152k

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Job Description for Senior Database Engineer

Senior Database Engineer Tasks
  • Design, implement, and test database schemas.
  • Design, write, test, and debug database stored procedures and complex queries to extract, calculate or manipulate information.
  • Work with middle-tier developers to integrate back-end database code with business applications.

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Career Paths

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Senior Database Engineer
Database Architect
Senior Database Administrator (DBA)
Senior Database Developer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Senior Database Engineer

Skills in Oracle and Database Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include PL/SQL, SQL and Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Database Engineer

An early career Senior Database Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $84,640 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Senior Database Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $109,786 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Senior Database Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $117,950 based on 143 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $125,287.
Employees with Senior Database Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 21.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (19.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (19.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (10.0% less) and Dallas, Texas (4.9% less).

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