Salary for Database Administrators

Also known as:  Automatic Data Processing Planner, Database Administration Manager, Database Coordinator, Database Management System Specialist, Database Security Administrator, DBMS Specialist

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Professionals in the field of database administration create, modify and test programs or databases to safeguard sensitive data and correct errors. Database administrators also set permissions levels for different users, monitor file usage and access, train database users, and answer user questions. They may also approve, schedule, and plan the incorporation of new hardware or software into computer systems, and modify installed programs to ensure compliance with user needs and organizational security. These professionals are generally college educated.

A Database Administrator can receive an average salary of around 56000 - 84000 based on seniority. Database Administrators will most likely receive salaries of Seventy Six Thousand Nine Hundred dollars every year.

Database Administrators can make the highest salaries in California, where they can get average pay of about $84090. People in this career receive the highest pay in Finance and Insurance, where they can receive pay levels, on average, of $83110.

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Database Administrators tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $83,110
Finance and Insurance $81,230
Wholesale Trade $80,980
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $79,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises $78,420
Information $78,020
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $58,350
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $62,230
Other Services (except Public Administration) $64,010
Educational Services $65,160
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $67,570
Health Care and Social Assistance $67,600
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