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Working As A Database Developer/Database Administrator

  • 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 Developer/Database Administrator 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 Developer/Database Administrator

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 Developer/Database Administrator Career Paths

Database Developer/Database Administrator
Database Administrator Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Database Administrator Consultant Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Database Administrator Consultant Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Oracle Database Administrator Senior Software Engineer Information Technology Manager
Information Systems Director
8 Yearsyrs
Oracle Database Administrator Senior Software Engineer Information Technology Project Manager
Technical Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Oracle Database Administrator Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
SQL Database Administrator Developer Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
SQL Database Administrator Developer Senior Programmer Analyst
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
SQL Database Administrator Senior Programmer Analyst Manager Applications Development
Application Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Data Architect Project Leader Senior Business Analyst
Analytical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Data Architect Senior Programmer Analyst Systems Manager
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Data Architect Senior Data Analyst- Data Manager
Data Management Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Platoon Sergeant Senior Intelligence Analyst
Director Of Intelligence
12 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Technical Project Manager Implementation Manager
Integration Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Functional Consultant Customer Relationship Management Consultant
Customer Relationship Management Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Administrator Finance Analyst Marketing Analyst
Database Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Database Administrator Systems Architect Senior Technical Consultant
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Database Administrator Solutions Architect Software Development Manager
System Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Database Systems Administrator Senior System Administrator Information Technology Operations Manager
Manager Information Technology Applications
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Database Architect 3.0 years
Database Engineer 2.8 years
Database Analyst 2.5 years
Database Developer 2.1 years
Top Careers Before Database Developer/Database Administrator
Developer 5.4%
Consultant 4.4%
Programmer 3.8%
Top Careers After Database Developer/Database Administrator
Developer 4.5%
Consultant 4.3%

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Average Yearly Salary
$82,000
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$59,000
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%
$113,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Exact Sciences
Highest Paying City
Mountain View, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a Database Developer/Database Administrator make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Database Developer/Database Administrator in the United States is $82,279 per year or $40 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $59,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $113,000.

Real Database Developer/Database Administrator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Database Administrator/Developer Sagarsoft, Inc. Naperville, IL Feb 05, 2016 $133,568
Database Administrator/Developer Genscape Inc. Boston, MA May 05, 2016 $131,747
Database Administrator/Developer Genscape, Inc. ME Jul 16, 2016 $131,747
Database Administrator/Developer Genscape, Inc. Boston, MA Jul 16, 2016 $131,747
Administrative/Development Database Administrator Computer Assisted Testing Service, Inc. San Mateo, CA May 21, 2013 $131,250
Database Administrator/Developer Sagarsoft, Inc. Columbus, OH Nov 04, 2016 $125,220
Database Administrator/Developer Sagarsoft, Inc. Columbus, OH Apr 11, 2016 $125,220
Solutions Delivery DBA/ETL Developer Barclays Bank Delaware Wilmington, DE Jun 15, 2015 $119,000 -
$132,500
Senior Database Developer/DBA Segue Technologies, Inc. Arlington, VA Dec 10, 2015 $118,500
Development Database Administrator III Delta Dental of California San Francisco, CA Jan 10, 2016 $117,603 -
$137,660
Solution Delivery DBA/ETL Developer Barclays Bank Delaware Wilmington, DE Sep 18, 2015 $117,478
Solutions Delivery DBA-ETL Developer Barclays Bank Delaware Wilmington, DE Aug 28, 2015 $117,478
Database Administrator/Developer Genscape Inc. Sugar Land, TX Feb 16, 2016 $115,000
Developer and Database Administrator Project Consulting Group Inc. Minneapolis, MN Sep 09, 2016 $92,000
Development Database Administrator Group Health Plan, Inc. Minneapolis, MN Aug 21, 2013 $91,957 -
$104,040
Database Developer/Dba Yeti Technologies LLC San Leandro, CA Sep 09, 2013 $91,520
Dba/Ssis Developer EMSI Irving, TX Dec 11, 2015 $90,000
Database Administrator/Oracle Developer Polaris Associates, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Sep 13, 2016 $90,000
Dba/Ssis Developer Examination Management Services, Inc. Fort Worth, TX Apr 29, 2013 $90,000
Database Administrator/Developer KSIT Consulting, Inc. Columbus, OH Dec 08, 2016 $90,000
Database Administrator/Developer Smart Advocate LLC New York, NY May 10, 2013 $89,761
Dba/Developer Cross Current Corp Doylestown, PA Jun 01, 2016 $68,000
Dba/Developer Cross Current Corporation Doylestown, PA Oct 01, 2015 $68,000
Dba/Database Developer Learnbeyond, Inc. South Plainfield, NJ May 23, 2016 $68,000
Database Administrator/Developer Siemens Energy, Inc. Charlotte, NC Sep 30, 2013 $67,371 -
$82,000
Database Administrator/Developer Siemens Energy, Inc. Charlotte, NC Sep 27, 2013 $67,371 -
$82,000
Database Administrators/Developer United Business Solutions, Inc. Avenel, NJ Sep 20, 2016 $67,100

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Top Skills for A Database Developer/Database Administrator

  1. Pl/Sql
  2. SQL
  3. Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Used PL/SQL cursors to allow the restructuring of data so the use of a pivot tool was unnecessary.
  • Azure SQL Database administration and development.
  • Formulated policies, procedures, and standards relating to database management, database security, and monitors transaction activity and utilization.
  • Participated in a full cycle of database application development including designing, coding, testing and production deployment.
  • Migrated the company's servers and workstations from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

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Top 10 Best States for Database Developer/Database Administrators

  1. Connecticut
  2. Washington
  3. North Carolina
  4. California
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Rhode Island
  7. Illinois
  8. Texas
  9. Utah
  10. New Hampshire
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Database Developer/Database Administrator Demographics

Gender

Male

70.2%

Female

17.8%

Unknown

12.0%
Ethnicity

White

51.4%

Asian

20.4%

Hispanic or Latino

12.6%

Black or African American

10.4%

Unknown

5.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

30.4%

French

21.7%

German

8.7%

Mandarin

8.7%

Italian

8.7%

Vietnamese

4.3%

Hebrew

4.3%

Dutch

4.3%

Japanese

4.3%

Arabic

4.3%
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Database Developer/Database Administrator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.9%

Strayer University

7.5%

University of Texas at Arlington

6.5%

University of Washington

5.5%

State University of New York Stony Brook

5.5%

George Mason University

5.0%

State University of New York Albany

5.0%

San Diego State University

4.5%

More Tech Institute

4.5%

Colorado State University

4.5%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.0%

American InterContinental University

4.0%

University of Houston

4.0%

National University

3.5%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

3.5%

North Carolina State University

3.5%

Georgia State University

3.5%

San Jose State University

3.5%

Northeastern University

3.5%

George Washington University

3.0%
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Majors

Computer Science

34.4%

Computer Information Systems

9.5%

Business

8.8%

Information Technology

6.9%

Computer Applications

5.4%

Electrical Engineering

4.4%

Computer Engineering

4.3%

Information Systems

3.9%

Management Information Systems

3.5%

Engineering

2.8%

Mathematics

2.6%

Finance

2.0%

Management

1.8%

Accounting

1.8%

Computer Networking

1.5%

Economics

1.4%

Psychology

1.4%

Physics

1.2%

Computer Programming

1.1%

Management Science

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

45.4%

Masters

33.2%

Other

11.1%

Associate

5.1%

Certificate

2.7%

Doctorate

1.4%

Diploma

1.0%

License

0.1%
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