Database Administrator Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for database administrators in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of database administrators among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Database Administrators in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,660
25th Percentile Wage
$65,550
50th Percentile Wage
$95,500
75th Percentile Wage
$124,670
90th Percentile Wage
$149,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for database administrators in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $149,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $95,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of database administrators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$95,500
1.53% 12.24%
2016
$94,040
-0.01% -
2015
$94,050
1.89% -
2014
$92,270
2.49% -
2013
$89,970
6.85% -
2012
$83,810
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Database Administrators in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of database administrators in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of database administrators in state of California ranges from $58,320 to $111,480. The highest paying area for database administrators in California is Vallejo-Fairfield with a median annual salary of $111,480. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $107,240). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $58,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Vallejo-Fairfield
$111,480
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$107,240
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$106,030
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$105,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$103,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$97,670
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$94,010
Salinas
$93,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$88,990
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$87,420
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$86,290
Fresno
$85,470
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$83,700
Stockton
$83,040
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$78,800
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$78,030
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$77,080
Chico
$70,870
Bakersfield-Delano
$69,660
Modesto
$69,060
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$68,160
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$64,070
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$59,450
Visalia-Porterville
$58,320




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