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Highest Paying Cities for Database Administrators

The top 100 highest paying cities for database administrators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of database administrators in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $112,220, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for database administrators. It is followed by Vallejo-Fairfield, California (average annual salary $111,480). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of database administrators in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Database Administrators

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$112,220
1,710
2 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$111,480
60
3 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$108,600
2,710
4 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$108,390
1,060
5 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$107,070
270
6 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$106,790
30
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$106,540
4,520
8 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$102,780
950
9 Boulder, Colorado
$101,590
160
10 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$101,410
1,650
11 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$101,330
5,630
12 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$100,630
1,720
13 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$99,730
580
14 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$99,420
1,740
15 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$99,090
1,900
16 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$98,230
2,530
17 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$96,760
500
18 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$96,480
7,580
19 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$96,460
1,010
20 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$95,110
40
21 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$94,190
1,170
22 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$94,090
1,120
23 Wilmington, New Jersey
$93,750
550
24 Rochester, Minnesota
$93,720
60
25 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$93,090
110
26 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$92,880
2,050
27 St Louis, Missouri
$92,600
1,410
28 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$92,590
450
29 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$92,550
3,440
30 Camden, New Jersey
$92,460
270
31 Columbus, Ohio
$92,000
1,250
32 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$91,730
4,120
33 Stockton, California
$91,620
120
34 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$91,330
4,780
35 Columbus, Georgia
$91,040
80
36 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$90,930
1,630
37 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$90,770
70
38 Salt Lake City, Utah
$90,600
580
39 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$90,390
560
40 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$90,320
3,060
41 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$90,280
690
42 St Marys County, Maryland
$89,540
130
43 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Virginia
$89,460
30
44 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$89,390
970
45 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$89,380
400
46 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$89,320
790
47 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$89,280
350
48 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$89,250
3,350
49 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$89,140
60
50 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$89,010
480
51 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$88,990
3,860
52 Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$88,590
70
53 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$88,550
90
54 Reading, Pennsylvania
$88,490
100
55 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, Michigan
$88,330
30
56 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$88,260
100
57 Richmond, Virginia
$88,040
920
58 Salinas, California
$87,940
70
59 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$87,870
2,030
60 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$87,850
120
61 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$87,770
3,810
62 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$87,600
540
63 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$87,480
4,320
64 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$87,450
680
65 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$87,420
1,440
66 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$87,370
500
67 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
$87,130
60
68 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$86,730
2,520
69 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$86,690
1,480
70 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$86,550
1,560
71 Albany, Georgia
$86,490
30
72 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$86,460
70
73 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$86,410
690
74 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$86,400
110
75 Huntsville, Alabama
$86,180
330
76 West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$86,000
60
77 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$85,860
220
78 New Haven, Connecticut
$85,840
240
79 Dayton, Ohio
$85,810
300
80 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$85,690
2,330
81 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$85,620
1,930
82 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$85,470
90
83 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$85,160
2,020
84 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$85,160
610
85 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$84,850
280
86 Jacksonville, Florida
$84,760
950
87 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$84,620
830
88 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
$84,550
120
89 Bismarck, North Dakota
$84,230
50
90 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$84,070
100
91 Framingham, Massachusetts
$83,850
160
92 Salem, Oregon
$83,790
40
93 Akron, Ohio
$83,780
240
94 Manchester, New Hampshire
$83,680
30
95 Modesto, California
$83,640
60
96 Lynchburg, Virginia
$83,510
70
97 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$83,400
280
98 Peoria, Illinois
$83,380
140
99 Worcester, Massachusetts
$82,880
190
100 Springfield, Illinois
$82,690
80
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