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Working As A Lead Database Administrator

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

  • Repetitive

  • $103,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Lead 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 Lead 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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Lead Database Administrator Career Paths

Lead Database Administrator
Project Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Technical Project Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Manager Program Manager Senior Project Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Systems Director
8 Yearsyrs
Manager Senior Project Manager
Director Of Technology And Services
11 Yearsyrs
Database Administration Manager Information Technology Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Technical Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Database Administration Manager Database Manager Data Manager
Data Management Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Database Administration Manager Database Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Senior Manager Director Of Analytics
Director Of Intelligence
12 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Operations Project Manager Material Manager
Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Operations Project Manager Program/Project Manager
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Database Manager Development Manager Software Development Manager
System Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Client Services Manager Customer Support Manager
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Technical Manager Technical Support Manager Network Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Technical Manager Technical Support Manager Information Technology Support Manager
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Data Warehouse Architect Enterprise Architect Senior Technical Consultant
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
Technology Architect Senior Business Analyst Business Systems Senior Analyst
Director Of Business Systems
13 Yearsyrs
Technical Manager Technical Support Manager 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
Top Careers Before Lead Database Administrator
Consultant 4.0%
Developer 2.2%
Top Careers After Lead Database Administrator
Consultant 5.1%

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Average Yearly Salary
$103,000
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$75,000
Min 10%
$103,000
Median 50%
$103,000
Median 50%
$103,000
Median 50%
$103,000
Median 50%
$103,000
Median 50%
$103,000
Median 50%
$103,000
Median 50%
$140,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
WebMD
Highest Paying City
Urban Honolulu, HI
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
3.6 years
How much does a Lead Database Administrator make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Lead Database Administrator in the United States is $103,201 per year or $50 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $75,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $140,000.

Real Lead Database Administrator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead Database Administrator Glassdoor, Inc. Mill Valley, CA Jul 18, 2016 $160,000
Lead Database Administrator Factor Systems Inc. Hamilton, NJ Jul 03, 2016 $160,000
Lead Database Administrator Blue Shield of California San Francisco, CA Mar 27, 2015 $155,000 -
$160,000
Lead Database Administrator Blue Shield of California San Francisco, CA May 20, 2015 $155,000 -
$165,000
Lead Database Administrator Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Allen, TX May 11, 2015 $145,643
Database Administrator, Team Lead Five9, Inc. San Ramon, CA Dec 14, 2015 $145,000 -
$155,000
Lead Database Administrator American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. Phoenix, AZ Sep 14, 2015 $139,000
Lead Database Administrator Fullbeauty Brands Management Services, L.P. New York, NY Sep 30, 2016 $135,000 -
$150,000
Lead Database Administrator Disney Online Jamestown, NC May 03, 2015 $135,000
Lead Database Administrator Tibco Software, Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 05, 2015 $135,000
Technical Lead-DBA & SIT Environment GOGO LLC Chicago, IL Mar 02, 2016 $135,000 -
$140,000
Lead Database Administrator American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. Phoenix, AZ Aug 02, 2016 $135,000
Lead Database Administrator Accountnow Services, Inc. San Ramon, CA Jul 09, 2015 $125,000
Database Administrator Lead Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Pasadena, CA May 18, 2015 $125,000
Lead Database Administrator Smartbargains, Inc. Boston, MA Dec 23, 2016 $125,000 -
$165,000
Lead Enterprise Database Administrator The Advisory Board Company Washington, DC Jul 02, 2015 $123,000
Database Administrator Lead Intacct Corp San Jose, CA Nov 30, 2016 $122,202
IS Lead Database Administrator U.S.Cellular Corporation Bensenville, IL Jun 23, 2016 $120,000
Database Administrator Lead Ads Alliance Data Systems, Inc. Irving, TX Jun 14, 2015 $118,371
Lead Technical DBA Exelon Business Services Company, LLC Baltimore, MD Jul 18, 2016 $105,102 -
$154,500
Lead Database Administrator American Express Travel Related Services Phoenix, AZ Feb 02, 2016 $103,813
Lead Database Administrator Blue Shield of California El Dorado Hills, CA Feb 03, 2016 $102,648
Lead Database Administrator Merkle Inc. Columbia, MD Aug 10, 2015 $101,606
Lead DBA O2 Technologies Inc. Irvine, CA Sep 01, 2015 $100,000
Lead Database Administrator APPS Associates LLC Acton, MA May 31, 2016 $99,000
Database Administrator Lead Equifax Information Services LLC Alpharetta, GA May 27, 2015 $97,469 -
$121,374

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Top Skills for A Lead Database Administrator

  1. Database
  2. Pl/Sql
  3. Recovery Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided key leadership to insure successful implementation of database monitoring at year-end.
  • Loaded Data using Custom PL/SQL Programs (Table Functions, Merge and External Tables) EXP/IMP and SQL'LOADER.
  • Developed and tested database replication to alternate data center along with testing FRTIB Disaster Recovery procedures.
  • Focused on providing data driven web sites utilizing customer feedback and knowledge management techniques to optimize capital return.
  • Provide SQL Server database administration for extensive SQL Server applications across several divisions.

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Lead Database Administrator Demographics

Gender

Male

68.5%

Female

17.3%

Unknown

14.3%
Ethnicity

White

47.6%

Asian

24.6%

Hispanic or Latino

11.7%

Black or African American

10.1%

Unknown

6.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

11.1%

Japanese

11.1%

French

11.1%

Carrier

11.1%

Mandarin

11.1%

Filipino

5.6%

Chinese

5.6%

German

5.6%

Dutch

5.6%

Greek

5.6%

Tagalog

5.6%

Cantonese

5.6%

Arabic

5.6%
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Lead Database Administrator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

11.8%

Northeastern University

8.2%

More Tech Institute

7.6%

George Mason University

6.5%

University of Texas at Arlington

5.3%

University of Maryland - University College

5.3%

Strayer University

5.3%

University of South Florida

4.7%

Michigan State University

4.1%

Pace University - New York

4.1%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.1%

Regis University

4.1%

University of Houston

4.1%

Wayne State University

3.5%

University of North Texas

3.5%

Illinois Institute of Technology

3.5%

George Washington University

3.5%

Georgia State University

3.5%

Florida Atlantic University

3.5%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

3.5%
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Majors

Computer Science

27.6%

Business

12.9%

Computer Applications

8.0%

Computer Information Systems

6.9%

Computer Engineering

5.8%

Electrical Engineering

5.6%

Information Technology

5.4%

Information Systems

4.7%

Engineering

3.8%

Management Information Systems

3.2%

Management

2.9%

Mathematics

2.8%

Finance

2.1%

Accounting

1.4%

Project Management

1.3%

Psychology

1.3%

Education

1.2%

Computer Networking

1.2%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.1%

Information Sciences

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.8%

Masters

35.6%

Other

11.5%

Associate

3.9%

Certificate

2.7%

Diploma

2.4%

Doctorate

2.1%

License

0.1%
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