Some of the skills we found on database analyst resumes included "database," "procedures," and "data analysis." We have detailed the most important database analyst responsibilities below.
Before becoming a database analyst, 68.7% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 14.2% database analysts went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most database analysts have a college degree. But about one out of every eight database analysts didn't attend college at all.
Those database analysts who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a computer science degree. Less commonly earned degrees for database analysts include a computer information systems degree or a management information systems degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a database analyst. We've found that most database analyst resumes include experience from General Dynamics, American Red Cross, and Xylem. Of recent, General Dynamics had 362 positions open for database analysts. Meanwhile, there are 44 job openings at American Red Cross and 12 at Xylem.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, database analysts tend to earn the biggest salaries at Costco Wholesale, Lowe's Companies, and Nordstrom. Take Costco Wholesale for example. The median database analyst salary is $115,036. At Lowe's Companies, database analysts earn an average of $112,496, while the average at Nordstrom is $111,742. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire database analysts from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Wells Fargo, IBM, and Science Applications International ..
In general, database analysts fulfill roles in the technology and professional industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the database analyst annual salary is the highest in the retail industry with $90,329 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the professional and technology industries pay $85,554 and $84,525 respectively. This means that database analysts who are employed in the retail industry make 24.1% more than database analysts who work in the health care Industry.