Information About Database Administrators

Training Requirements for Database Administrators

Database administrators need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Database administrators
Training for Database Administrators
Percent
Less than High School 0.5
High School 5.9
Some College 13.2
Associates Degree 8.2
Bachelors Degree 45.7
Masters Degree 23.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.8

Employment outlook for Database Administrators

Represents about 120,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 13,000 more database administrators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 39,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, database administrators make $41.89 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Database administrators $22.74 $29.97 $40.84 $52.86 $62.47
Computer and mathematical occupations $20.51 $28.42 $39.82 $53.70 $67.91
Computer occupations $20.46 $28.41 $39.84 $53.73 $67.91
Database and systems administrators and network architects $24.06 $30.92 $40.85 $53.58 $65.85
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, database administrators make $87,130 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Database administrators $47,300 $62,350 $84,950 $109,940 $129,930
Computer and mathematical occupations $42,650 $59,120 $82,830 $111,690 $141,250
Computer occupations $42,560 $59,090 $82,860 $111,770 $141,260
Database and systems administrators and network architects $50,040 $64,320 $84,970 $111,460 $136,970
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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