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Working As A Database Administrator/Analyst

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $82,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Database Administrator/Analyst Do

Database administrators use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and are secure from unauthorized access.

Duties

Database administrators typically do the following:

  • Ensure that organizational data is secure
  • Back up and restore data to prevent data loss
  • Identify user needs to create and administer databases
  • Ensure that the database operates efficiently and without error
  • Make and test modifications to the database structure when needed
  • Maintain the database and update permissions
  • Merge old databases into new ones

Database administrators, often called DBAs, make sure that data analysts can easily use the database to find the information they need and that the system performs as it should. DBAs sometimes work with an organization’s management to understand the company’s data needs and to plan the goals of the database. They also may work with computer and information systems managers to provide database solutions. Database administrators are responsible for backing up systems to prevent data loss in case of a power outage or other disaster. They also ensure the integrity of the database, guaranteeing that the data stored in it come from reliable sources.

Some DBAs oversee the development of new databases. They have to determine what the needs of the database are and who will be using it. They often monitor database performance and conduct performance-tuning support. Database administrators often plan security measures, making sure that data are secure from unauthorized access. Many databases contain personal or financial information, making security important.

Many database administrators are general-purpose DBAs and have all these duties. However, some DBAs specialize in certain tasks that vary with an organization and its needs. Two common specialties are as follows:

System DBAs are responsible for the physical and technical aspects of a database, such as installing upgrades and patches to fix program bugs. They typically have a background in system architecture and ensure that the firm’s database management systems work properly.

Application DBAs support a database that has been designed for a specific application or a set of applications, such as customer-service software. Using complex programming languages, they may write or debug programs and must be able to manage the applications that work with the database. They also do all the tasks of a general DBA, but only for their particular application.

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How To Become A Database Administrator/Analyst

Database administrators (DBAs) usually have a bachelor’s degree in an information- or computer-related subject such as computer science. Before becoming an administrator, these workers typically get work experience in a related field.

Education

Most database administrators have a bachelor’s degree in management information systems (MIS) or a computer-related field. Firms with large databases may prefer applicants who have a master’s degree focusing on data or database management, typically either in computer science, information systems, or information technology.

Database administrators need an understanding of database languages, the most common of which is Structured Query Language, commonly called SQL. Most database systems use some variation of SQL, and a DBA will need to become familiar with whichever programming language the firm uses.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification is generally offered directly from software vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates the knowledge and best practices required from DBAs. Companies may require their database administrators to be certified in the products they use.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Most do not begin their careers as database administrators. Many first work as database developers or data analysts. A database developer is a type of software developer who specializes in creating databases. The job of a data analyst is to interpret the information stored in a database in a way the firm can use. Depending on their specialty, data analysts can have different job titles, including financial analyst, market research analyst, and operations research analyst. After mastering one of these fields, they may become a database administrator. For more information, see the profiles on software developers, financial analysts, market research analysts, and operations research analysts.

Advancement

Database administrators can advance to become computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. DBAs must be able to monitor a database system’s performance to determine when action is needed. They must be able to evaluate complex information that comes from a variety of sources.

Communication skills. Most database administrators work on teams and must be able to communicate effectively with developers, managers, and other workers.

Detail oriented. Working with databases requires an understanding of complex systems, in which a minor error can cause major problems. For example, mixing up customers’ credit card information can cause someone to be charged for a purchase he or she didn’t make.

Logical thinking. Database administrators must make sense of data and organize it in a meaningful pattern so that it is easily retrievable.

Problem-solving skills. When problems with a database arise, administrators must be able to troubleshoot and correct the problems.

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Database Administrator/Analyst Career Paths

Database Administrator/Analyst
Database Administrator Consultant Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Database Administrator Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Database Administrator Project Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Database Administrator Principal Consultant Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Database Administrator Principal Consultant Senior Manager
Director Of Analytics
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Database Administrator Principal Consultant Information Technology Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Oracle Database Administrator Consultant Senior Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Oracle Database Administrator Consultant Information Technology Project Manager
Technical Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Oracle Database Administrator Senior Technician Specialist Senior Business Analyst
Analytical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
SQL Database Administrator Developer Systems Analyst
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
SQL Database Administrator Developer Senior Programmer Analyst
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
SQL Database Administrator Developer Co-Founder
Chief Technology Officer & Founder
9 Yearsyrs
Database Developer/Database Administrator Senior Programmer Analyst Manager Applications Development
Application Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Database Developer/Database Administrator Senior Programmer Analyst Application Manager
Director, Applications
12 Yearsyrs
Database Developer/Database Administrator Database Systems Administrator Senior System Administrator
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Data Architect Senior Data Analyst- Data Manager
Data Management Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Data Architect Senior Data Analyst- Senior Database Analyst
Database Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
SQL Developer NET Developer Customer Relationship Management Consultant
Customer Relationship Management Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Database Administrator/Architect Senior Software Engineer Software Development Manager
System Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Data Architect Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Operations Manager
Manager Information Technology Applications
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Database Engineer 2.8 years
Database Analyst 2.5 years
Top Careers Before Database Administrator/Analyst
Consultant 5.1%
Programmer 4.3%
Top Careers After Database Administrator/Analyst
Consultant 5.1%
Developer 2.1%

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Average Yearly Salary
$82,000
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$58,000
Min 10%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$115,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
State of New York
Highest Paying City
Bothell, WA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
3.8 years
How much does a Database Administrator/Analyst make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Database Administrator/Analyst in the United States is $82,543 per year or $40 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $58,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $115,000.

Real Database Administrator/Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Database Administrator Analyst OCTO Consulting Group, Inc. Suitland, MD Jun 07, 2014 $129,720
DBA Analyst Prolient Group Corporation Plainsboro, NJ Nov 24, 2014 $120,000
Principle Database Administrator/Analyst ASRC Federal Holding Company Greenbelt, MD Nov 21, 2011 $117,000
Database Administrator/Analyst Consultant Knack Systems LLC Mahwah, NJ Apr 14, 2013 $110,000
Database Administrator/Analyst Consultant Knack Systems LLC Mahwah, NJ Apr 13, 2013 $110,000
Database Administrator/Analyst Consultant Knack Systems LLC Mahwah, NJ Oct 02, 2014 $110,000
BI Database Analyst & Administrator Iconma, LLC Portland, OR Feb 05, 2016 $104,350 -
$108,524
Database Administrator/Systems Analyst The Experts Inc. Phoenix, AZ Apr 05, 2011 $103,307
Database Administrator/Analyst Scalable Systems, Inc. New York, NY Apr 24, 2015 $100,000
Database Analyst/Administrator Techwave Consulting Inc. Houston, TX Oct 07, 2013 $100,000
Database Administrator/Programmer Analyst Knack Systems LLC Mahwah, NJ Feb 13, 2012 $100,000
Database Administrator/Analyst Matrix Management Systems, Inc. Baltimore, MD Nov 17, 2012 $98,000
Database Administrator/Analyst Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Dedham, MA Nov 02, 2014 $84,032 -
$120,000
Dba/Sql Analyst Team Fanshop Fulfillment, Inc. Jacksonville, FL Sep 20, 2012 $84,000
Database Administrative Analyst 4 (Senior) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Winterville, NC Apr 09, 2013 $76,000 -
$122,800
CM Analyst/Database Administrator CTIS, Inc. Rockville, MD Jun 30, 2013 $76,000
Database Administrative Analyst (Senior) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Winterville, NC Sep 04, 2016 $76,000 -
$141,200
Analyst, Database Administration Lincoln National Corporation Fort Wayne, IN Oct 06, 2016 $76,000 -
$110,000
Analyst, Database Administrator Lincoln National Corporation Fort Wayne, IN Nov 10, 2016 $76,000 -
$110,000
Database Administration Analyst Bhaninfo Inc. Pearl River, NY Apr 12, 2015 $74,443
Database Analyst/Dba United Business Solutions, Inc. Metuchen, NJ Mar 09, 2015 $66,600
Database Administration SR. Analyst Dell Marketing, LP NJ Oct 01, 2012 $66,394
Cics Adminstrator & DB2 Database Analyst Tata Consultancy Services Limited Jacksonville, FL Oct 01, 2012 $66,300
Database Administrator/Systems Analyst Willow Oaks Associates, LLC Laurel, MD Sep 18, 2011 $66,000
Database Analyst and Administrator Mirage Software Inc. Schaumburg, IL Oct 17, 2011 $65,741
Database Analyst/Administrator Wynndalco Enterprises, LLC Austin, TX Aug 16, 2014 $65,000
Database Analyst/Administrator Wynndalco Enterprises, LLC Austin, TX Sep 03, 2014 $65,000

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Top Skills for A Database Administrator/Analyst

  1. Database
  2. Pl/Sql
  3. Recovery Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Invested, reviewed and presented requirements for development and implementation of infrastructure environment, database environment and application environment.
  • Created and maintained Oracle PL/SQL stored procedures, triggers and shell scripts to manage and monitor day to day database operations.
  • Develop Backup and Recovery procedures for Production and Database Servers.
  • Administered, supported and maintained large scale MS SQL 6.5/7 database system that tracked all operating activities of a global company.
  • Lead DBA contact for application compatibility issues concerning software migration.

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Top 10 Best States for Database Administrator/Analysts

  1. Connecticut
  2. Washington
  3. Rhode Island
  4. Utah
  5. North Carolina
  6. Massachusetts
  7. New Jersey
  8. New Hampshire
  9. New York
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Database Administrator/Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

64.3%

Female

25.5%

Unknown

10.2%
Ethnicity

White

53.8%

Asian

16.4%

Hispanic or Latino

13.2%

Black or African American

10.9%

Unknown

5.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

35.0%

Russian

15.0%

French

10.0%

Portuguese

5.0%

Chinese

5.0%

Filipino

5.0%

Vietnamese

5.0%

German

5.0%

Mandarin

5.0%

Cantonese

5.0%

Thai

5.0%
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Database Administrator/Analyst Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

23.4%

More Tech Institute

7.2%

George Washington University

6.3%

New York University

5.4%

Ohio State University

4.5%

Texas State University

4.5%

University of Houston

4.5%

National University

3.6%

University of California - Irvine

3.6%

Pennsylvania State University

3.6%

Regis University

3.6%

University of Texas at Dallas

3.6%

San Diego State University

3.6%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

3.6%

Drexel University

3.6%

University of Maryland - Baltimore County

3.6%

American University

3.6%

University of Northern Colorado

2.7%

Columbus State Community College

2.7%

Minnesota State University - Mankato

2.7%
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Majors

Computer Science

23.1%

Business

18.9%

Computer Information Systems

8.8%

Information Technology

8.6%

Management Information Systems

6.0%

Information Systems

5.1%

Computer Applications

4.1%

Electrical Engineering

2.7%

Finance

2.5%

Education

2.3%

Management

2.2%

Mathematics

2.2%

Accounting

2.2%

Economics

2.0%

Engineering

1.8%

Computer Engineering

1.8%

Computer Programming

1.7%

Marketing

1.5%

English

1.3%

Communication

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.4%

Masters

27.5%

Other

13.5%

Associate

6.4%

Certificate

2.4%

Diploma

1.4%

Doctorate

1.4%
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