The 10 Best States For Database Administrators In 2019

Chris Kolmar
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Database Administrators are one of the most common jobs in America. Additionally, a significant number of people work as database administrators in every state in the union — it’s not like they are all just concentrated in California or the South.

Since database administrators are such a prominent occupation, we at Zippia wanted to look at where database administrators have it the best: where there are plenty of jobs to go around and people get paid what they deserve during every phase of their career.

To that end, we dove into the numbers from the BLS to figure out which states have the best opportunities for database administrators.

After all the numbers had been crunched, we were left with this list of the best of best for America’s database administrators:

  1. Texas
  2. Georgia
  3. Virginia
  4. Utah
  5. Missouri
  6. Illinois
  7. Washington
  8. Alabama
  9. North Carolina
  10. Delaware

So there you have it — Database Administrators is the best of the best when it comes to being a database administrator.

How did Database Administrators end up here and does it really deserve this ranking? Read on to see how we completed our research on the best states for database administrators and for more on the top ten states.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

How we determined the best states to be a database administrator

Here at Zippia, we talk to a lot of people of all different backgrounds looking for jobs. Our research has concluded that there are two common things people want in a job:

  • Availability of jobs
  • Higher Pay

So in order to find out the best states for database administrators in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well database administrators get paid. This led to the following criteria taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Occupational Employment Statistics for 2018:

  • Location quotient. A measure of how common a job is a given state.
  • Average annual salary.
  • Average annual salary for entry level work.
  • Average annual salary for experienced professionals.

To make all the salary numbers more apples to apples across states, we compared the salary data relative to the state’s cost of living.

Applying this standardization allows us to account for that fact that it costs more to live in certain in states. For example, the average salary for database administrators in California is $100,890 and the average salary in Illinois is $96,230, but the Illinois salary actually goes further in paying for life’s essentials.

In order to develop and overall ranking, we ranked each state for each criteria from 1 to 50 where 1 was the best.

We then averaged all the rankings for a state into a Job Score with the state having the lowest overall Job Score earning the distinction of being the best state for database administrators in America.

So without further ado, let’s get into just what made each state so great for database administrators.

1. Texas

Best States For Database Administrators

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 11,020
Average Annual Salary: $95,470
Average Entry Level Salary: $54,200
Average Experienced Salary: $140,010
Location Quotient: 1.2

2. Georgia

Best States For Database Administrators

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 4,280
Average Annual Salary: $92,090
Average Entry Level Salary: $55,240
Average Experienced Salary: $130,870
Location Quotient: 1.28

3. Virginia

Best States For Database Administrators

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 5,510
Average Annual Salary: $98,090
Average Entry Level Salary: $52,870
Average Experienced Salary: $151,350
Location Quotient: 1.89

4. Utah

Best States For Database Administrators

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,050
Average Annual Salary: $94,230
Average Entry Level Salary: $53,320
Average Experienced Salary: $136,470
Location Quotient: 0.95

5. Missouri

Best States For Database Administrators

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 2,770
Average Annual Salary: $86,660
Average Entry Level Salary: $51,200
Average Experienced Salary: $126,550
Location Quotient: 1.3

6. Illinois

Best States For Database Administrators

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 3,570
Average Annual Salary: $96,230
Average Entry Level Salary: $56,930
Average Experienced Salary: $136,530
Location Quotient: 0.78

7. Washington

Best States For Database Administrators

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 2,080
Average Annual Salary: $104,700
Average Entry Level Salary: $60,910
Average Experienced Salary: $150,280
Location Quotient: 0.84

8. Alabama

Best States For Database Administrators

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 1,880
Average Annual Salary: $83,580
Average Entry Level Salary: $48,210
Average Experienced Salary: $124,520
Location Quotient: 1.27

9. North Carolina

Best States For Database Administrators

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 2,870
Average Annual Salary: $92,140
Average Entry Level Salary: $51,030
Average Experienced Salary: $132,870
Location Quotient: 0.86

10. Delaware

Best States For Database Administrators

Source: Wikipedia

Total Jobs: 850
Average Annual Salary: $92,460
Average Entry Level Salary: $51,440
Average Experienced Salary: $134,650
Location Quotient: 2.5

There You Have It – The Best States To Be A Database Administrator

If you’re looking to start out your career as a database administrator these are the states that should be at the top of your list. You’ll find high pay, available jobs, and chances for career advancement.

If you’re curious, here are the worst states to be a database administrator in America:

  1. Hawaii
  2. North Dakota
  3. Vermont

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best States For database administrators

Rank State Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Texas $95,470 $54,200 11,020
2 Georgia $92,090 $55,240 4,280
3 Virginia $98,090 $52,870 5,510
4 Utah $94,230 $53,320 1,050
5 Missouri $86,660 $51,200 2,770
6 Illinois $96,230 $56,930 3,570
7 Washington $104,700 $60,910 2,080
8 Alabama $83,580 $48,210 1,880
9 North Carolina $92,140 $51,030 2,870
10 Delaware $92,460 $51,440 850
11 Ohio $89,330 $52,170 3,590
12 Michigan $83,900 $48,160 2,820
13 Iowa $90,540 $54,100 630
14 Minnesota $91,110 $57,050 2,210
15 New Jersey $110,160 $60,010 4,140
16 Kansas $82,430 $49,190 730
17 Nebraska $82,550 $44,830 860
18 Louisiana $90,420 $50,620 460
19 Colorado $91,410 $51,740 2,710
20 Arizona $88,670 $48,370 1,930
21 Florida $86,870 $45,770 6,980
22 Oklahoma $74,110 $40,020 1,520
23 Wisconsin $84,990 $51,180 1,760
24 Pennsylvania $84,510 $48,580 5,390
25 Mississippi $75,020 $44,300 400
26 Nevada $89,320 $56,520 600
27 Oregon $92,150 $59,460 1,340
28 Kentucky $78,310 $43,110 960
29 Rhode Island $92,410 $60,240 410
30 New Mexico $80,270 $49,210 410
31 Tennessee $78,650 $39,660 1,620
32 Connecticut $100,570 $59,000 1,300
33 Idaho $69,280 $23,320 490
34 New York $99,000 $52,940 7,100
35 Arkansas $73,600 $42,150 480
36 Indiana $74,340 $40,620 1,570
37 Massachusetts $98,620 $54,730 2,900
38 New Hampshire $95,880 $56,020 340
39 Maryland $85,240 $45,140 3,740
40 South Carolina $82,500 $43,210 820
41 Wyoming $59,780 $44,340 190
42 West Virginia $68,940 $40,840 430
43 California $100,890 $50,030 10,970
44 Montana $69,270 $44,180 240
45 South Dakota $76,770 $46,660 140
46 Alaska $79,600 $44,640 210
47 Maine $76,540 $49,330 250
48 Vermont $78,150 $45,880 170
49 North Dakota $71,290 $37,310 150
50 Hawaii $90,380 $56,140 390
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