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Working As A Database Manager

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

  • Repetitive

  • $94,969

    Average Salary

What Does A Database Manager 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 Manager

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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Average Length of Employment
Database Manager 3.0 years
Data Manager 3.0 years
Data Administrator 2.9 years
Database Analyst 2.4 years
Database Assistant 1.7 years
Top Employers Before
Internship 6.6%
Consultant 5.9%
Manager 4.7%
Top Employers After
Consultant 7.8%
Manager 5.1%
Owner 4.5%
Director 4.1%
Analyst 3.7%
Internship 3.4%

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Database Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

55.4%

Female

41.4%

Unknown

3.2%
Ethnicity

White

58.9%

Hispanic or Latino

13.8%

Black or African American

11.6%

Asian

11.2%

Unknown

4.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

40.8%

French

15.3%

German

7.0%

Mandarin

5.1%

Chinese

3.8%

Russian

3.2%

Italian

3.2%

Hebrew

2.5%

Japanese

2.5%

Arabic

2.5%

Hindi

1.9%

Korean

1.9%

Greek

1.9%

Portuguese

1.9%

Gujarati

1.3%

Norwegian

1.3%

Amharic

1.3%

Cantonese

1.3%

Swedish

0.6%

Danish

0.6%
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Database Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.6%

University of Maryland - University College

8.5%

Northern Illinois University

5.7%

Northeastern University

5.7%

New York University

5.3%

Strayer University

5.3%

Georgia State University

4.9%

DePaul University

4.9%

American University

4.9%

George Washington University

4.5%

Pennsylvania State University

4.5%

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4.5%

Temple University

3.7%

University of Southern California

3.7%

Syracuse University

3.3%

Brigham Young University

3.3%

Michigan State University

3.3%

San Jose State University

3.3%

University of California - Irvine

3.3%

West Virginia University

3.3%
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Majors

Business

24.5%

Computer Science

14.9%

Computer Information Systems

7.8%

Information Technology

6.6%

Accounting

4.3%

Finance

4.3%

Management

4.0%

Communication

3.7%

Marketing

3.7%

Management Information Systems

3.1%

Psychology

3.0%

English

2.9%

Political Science

2.5%

Computer Engineering

2.3%

Information Systems

2.3%

Fine Arts

2.0%

Electrical Engineering

2.0%

Economics

2.0%

Project Management

2.0%

Computer Applications

2.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.6%

Masters

26.1%

Other

16.0%

Associate

6.2%

Certificate

4.2%

Doctorate

2.9%

Diploma

0.9%

License

0.1%
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Real Database Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Manager, Production Database Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Mar 03, 2016 $200,178 -
$220,178
Manager, Production Database Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Aug 10, 2015 $200,178 -
$220,178
Manager, Production Database Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Dec 22, 2014 $167,513
Production Database Manager Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Jun 13, 2014 $159,441
Database Manager Jade Global Inc. San Jose, CA Jan 02, 2016 $152,901
Database Manager II Active Health Management New York, NY May 23, 2013 $145,000
Manager, Database Analysis NIIT Technologies Limited Atlanta, GA Aug 13, 2015 $144,331
Technical Database Manager Interactive Communications International, Inc. Atlanta, GA Dec 08, 2014 $144,331
Database Manager Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc. Calabasas, CA Sep 29, 2016 $141,000
Database Manager Harbor Freight Tools USA Inc. Calabasas, CA Feb 14, 2015 $140,000
Manager Database Operations A&E Television Networks, LLC New York, NY Sep 20, 2016 $140,000
Oracle Database Manager Serve Virtual Enterprises, Inc. Saint Petersburg, FL Jun 24, 2013 $135,000
Technical Database Manager Interactive Communications International, Inc. Atlanta, GA Dec 17, 2014 $134,312
Manager, Database Services Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Jan 10, 2016 $132,740
Manager, Database Operations Expedia, Inc. Bellevue, WA Feb 09, 2013 $115,954 -
$130,000
Database Manager CSG Systems, Inc. Burlington, MA Jun 22, 2013 $115,000
SR. Database Manager Hartford Fire Insurance Company Windsor, CT Jul 25, 2016 $114,130 -
$132,400
Database Manager Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seattle, WA Jul 12, 2016 $114,021
Manager, Database Analysis NIIT Technologies Limited Atlanta, GA Feb 13, 2015 $93,900
Database Manager Mulvannyg2 Architecture Corporation Bellevue, WA Aug 15, 2015 $92,581
Database Manager Mulvannyg2 Architecture Corporation Seattle, WA Aug 15, 2015 $92,581
Principal Clinical Database Manager Covidien LP New Haven, CT Mar 07, 2013 $91,936
Database Manager The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Columbus, OH Oct 01, 2015 $91,800
Database Manager Mulvannyg2 Architecture Corporation Bellevue, WA Aug 21, 2014 $90,334

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Top Skills for A Database Manager

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  1. Data Management
  2. Database
  3. Pl/Sql
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  • Designed and delivered central database metadata management server, allowing development to self-serve informational schema requests.
  • Eliminated the separation between traditional programmers and database developers to better focus development on the end product rather than individual modules.
  • Developed DB Developer's PL/SQL coding standard and design standards documents to standardize development patterns and coding structure within the organization.
  • Developed and evaluated stored procedures, database design and other database-related development activities.
  • Created and posted monthly Journal Entries to correctly state monthly financial statements.

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Top 10 Best States for Database Managers

  1. California
  2. New Jersey
  3. Utah
  4. Washington
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Connecticut
  7. North Carolina
  8. Virginia
  9. New Hampshire
  10. Massachusetts
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