How Much Do Database Administrators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Database Administrators

Database Administrators administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.

Salary
$101090
Becoming One
Hard
Education
Bachelor's degree
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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$101090 per year
Hourly wage
$49 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$54,070 to $71,900 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$26 to $35 per hour

Entry-level Database Administrators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $54,070 to $71,900 per year or $26 to $35 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.


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Salary rank

Salary rank
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Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $75 $155,660
Senior (Top 25%) $61 $126,890
Middle (Mid 50%) $48 $98,860
Junior (Bottom 25%) $35 $71,900
No experience (Bottom 10%) $26 $54,070

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NJ $60 $124,470
WA $56 $115,800
DC $55 $113,760
CA $54 $112,870
MA $54 $111,690
VA $53 $110,230
NY $53 $109,760
CT $52 $107,530
MN $51 $106,380
TX $51 $106,280

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Database Administrator is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NJ doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NJ might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Database Administrators are in the states of NJ, WA, DC, CA and MA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Support Activities for Rail Transportation $125110 $60.15
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $123320 $59.29
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $118810 $57.12
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $117780 $56.62
Other Information Services $117380 $56.43
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank $116710 $56.11
Software Publishers $116170 $55.85
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $115810 $55.68
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses $115790 $55.67
Natural Gas Distribution $113270 $54.46
Communications Equipment Manufacturing $113180 $54.41
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $109730 $52.76
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities $109370 $52.58
Oil and Gas Extraction $109210 $52.50
Scheduled Air Transportation $108550 $52.19
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $108360 $52.09
Nonresidential Building Construction $107980 $51.92
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services $107880 $51.87
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services $107350 $51.61
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $107210 $51.54
Legal Services $106910 $51.40
Insurance Carriers $106810 $51.35
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $106550 $51.23
Utility System Construction $106160 $51.04
Nondepository Credit Intermediation $106090 $51.00
Rail Transportation $105580 $50.76
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing $105270 $50.61
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $104920 $50.44
Employment Services $103920 $49.96
Management of Companies and Enterprises $103040 $49.54

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