These Are The 10 States With The Highest Database Administrator Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 6 months ago
Copied!




Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do database administrators get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for database administrators by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for database administrators by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for database administrators after this adjustment? That would be Database Administrators.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Michigan
  2. Georgia
  3. Virginia
  4. Utah
  5. Louisiana
  6. Tennessee
  7. Missouri
  8. Illinois
  9. Texas
  10. North Carolina

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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

How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for database administrators from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $93960, so our index value would be:

$93,960 * (100 / 135.9) = $69,139

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for database administrators.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Database Administrator Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Michigan $97,337 $86,630 89.0
2 Georgia $96,761 $88,440 91.4
3 Virginia $95,406 $96,170 100.8
4 Utah $94,623 $88,000 93.0
5 Louisiana $94,462 $89,550 94.8
6 Tennessee $94,284 $84,290 89.4
7 Missouri $93,849 $84,840 90.4
8 Illinois $93,731 $88,670 94.6
9 Texas $93,241 $84,570 90.7
10 North Carolina $92,108 $86,490 93.9
11 Iowa $91,593 $83,350 91.0
12 Colorado $91,339 $94,810 103.8
13 Delaware $90,118 $91,380 101.4
14 Kansas $90,111 $81,010 89.9
15 Minnesota $89,156 $89,870 100.8
16 Washington $88,631 $93,240 105.2
17 Nebraska $88,089 $80,690 91.6
18 New Jersey $88,055 $107,340 121.9
19 Arkansas $87,795 $76,470 87.1
20 Ohio $87,313 $81,900 93.8
21 Alabama $87,127 $79,460 91.2
22 Florida $84,669 $83,230 98.3
23 Oklahoma $83,699 $74,660 89.2
24 Indiana $83,586 $74,810 89.5
25 Arizona $82,948 $81,290 98.0
26 Pennsylvania $80,315 $81,440 101.4
27 Mississippi $79,895 $68,630 85.9
28 Wisconsin $79,876 $77,320 96.8
29 Kentucky $78,872 $71,380 90.5
30 South Carolina $77,147 $76,530 99.2
31 North Dakota $77,022 $76,560 99.4
32 Nevada $76,882 $79,420 103.3
33 Rhode Island $76,122 $91,880 120.7
34 New Mexico $75,937 $73,280 96.5
35 New Hampshire $73,478 $85,970 117.0
36 Oregon $73,131 $84,540 115.6
37 West Virginia $72,805 $68,000 93.4
38 Connecticut $72,372 $92,420 127.7
39 Idaho $71,596 $65,940 92.1
40 South Dakota $70,684 $73,300 103.7
41 New York $70,015 $91,720 131.0
42 Maryland $69,673 $87,440 125.5
43 California $69,139 $93,960 135.9
44 Wyoming $66,917 $61,430 91.8
45 Massachusetts $65,809 $87,790 133.4
46 Maine $63,276 $70,110 110.8
47 Montana $62,380 $62,880 100.8
48 Alaska $59,359 $77,820 131.1
49 Vermont $59,050 $71,510 121.1
50 Hawaii $47,837 $80,320 167.9
×

Review Your Company Sweepstakes

Take a short anonymous survey on your workplace and be entered for a chance to win an iPad.

Facebook Discussion