Database Administrator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$79,000
$59,000
Min 10%
$79,000
Median 50%
$105,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
4.0 years
How much does a database administrator make?
Database Administrators in America make an average salary of $79,186 per year or $38.07 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $105,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $59,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Database Administrators are Technology companies and Professional companies. Washington, New Jersey, California, Colorado, and Connecticut are some of the states with the best Database Administrator salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Database Administrator is 4.0 years.

Average Database Administrator Salary By Location

Database Administrators in the United States of America make on average $79,186 a year or $38.07 per hour. The city with the highest Database Administrator salary is Seattle, WA at $101,338 per year. Even an entry-level Database Administrator makes $71,000 per year in Seattle, WA. Washington, New Jersey, California, Colorado, and Connecticut are the highest paying states. Maine, Idaho, West Virginia, Mississippi, and Oklahoma are the lowest earners.

Map of Database Administrator Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Database Administrators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Database Administrator Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Database Administrator makes. Technology companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Database Administrators. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Database Administrators are Herbalife International of America and Beachbody. If you can find a job at a company like Cook Group or Medical Associates Clinic, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Database Administrators.

Average Database Administrator Pay By Industry

Wages for Database Administrators can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Health Care companies, Technology companies, and Manufacturing companies pay higher-than-average wages for Database Administrators. Health Care companies pay Database Administrators an average salary of $86,082, Technology companies pay $82,702, and Manufacturing companys come in at $81,049. At $74,744, the average salary for Database Administrators in the Retail industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$86,082
$86k
Technology
Technology
$82,702
$83k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$81,049
$81k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$80,808
$81k
Finance
Finance
$75,733
$76k
Retail
Retail
$74,744
$75k

Database Administrator Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Database Administrator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Database Administrator can range from $57,021 to $116,534 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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