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Highest Paying Industries for Database Administrators

The top 100 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $106,430, transit and ground passenger transportation is the highest paying industry for database administrators. It is followed by commercial and service industry machinery manufacturing industry (average annual salary $102,880). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of database administrators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Database Administrators

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$106,430
30
2 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$102,880
50
3 Natural Gas Distribution
$101,250
180
4 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$99,650
90
5 Other Pipeline Transportation
$97,820
40
6 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$96,580
380
7 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$95,240
270
8 Other Financial Investment Activities
$95,010
1,380
9 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$94,960
2,680
10 Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$94,920
40
11 Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$94,610
40
12 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$94,470
1,280
13 Scheduled Air Transportation
$94,020
140
14 Air Transportation
$93,640
150
15 Utilities
$93,520
540
16 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$92,500
1,480
17 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$91,790
820
18 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$91,060
960
19 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$91,020
5,300
20 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$90,920
350
21 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$90,380
170
22 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$90,300
770
23 Activities Related to Real Estate
$90,210
180
24 Depository Credit Intermediation
$90,080
3,000
25 Hardware Manufacturing
$89,670
80
26 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$89,380
3,680
27 Building Equipment Contractors
$89,230
90
28 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$89,200
18,170
29 Pipeline Transportation
$89,140
100
30 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$88,960
490
31 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$88,770
1,160
32 Finance and Insurance
$88,590
14,990
33 Nonstore Retailers
$88,460
510
34 Rail Transportation
$88,350
120
35 Specialty Trade Contractors
$88,310
140
36 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$87,910
8,730
37 Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$87,790
n/a
38 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$87,520
40
39 Television Broadcasting
$87,400
150
40 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$87,350
1,950
41 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$87,060
1,180
42 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$86,900
990
43 Oil and Gas Extraction
$86,870
280
44 Insurance Carriers
$86,640
4,950
45 Scientific Research and Development Services
$86,560
2,180
46 Other Information Services
$86,550
1,410
47 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$86,500
2,320
48 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$86,430
29,280
49 Telecommunications
$86,400
5,320
50 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$85,990
640
51 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$85,690
90
52 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$85,340
150
53 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$85,200
6,700
54 Retail Trade
$84,890
890
55 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$84,830
340
56 Lessors of Real Estate
$84,700
40
57 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$84,610
270
58 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$84,600
40
59 Information
$84,570
14,420
60 Electronics and Appliance Stores
$84,500
60
61 Support Activities for Water Transportation
$84,480
30
62 Software Publishers
$84,400
2,170
63 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$84,380
70
64 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$84,350
1,530
65 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$84,270
190
66 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$84,250
3,780
67 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$83,960
160
68 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$83,340
560
69 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$83,230
3,910
70 Mining
$83,230
360
71 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$83,120
820
72 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$82,630
100
73 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$82,610
210
74 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$82,440
430
75 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$82,250
30
76 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$82,050
130
77 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$82,040
1,730
78 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$81,970
200
79 Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$81,820
30
80 Temporary Help Services
$81,730
2,080
81 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$81,630
130
82 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$81,550
90
83 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$81,500
3,370
84 Wholesale Trade
$81,240
2,640
85 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$81,160
50
86 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$81,110
120
87 Machinery Manufacturing
$80,920
360
88 Employment Services
$80,790
2,840
89 Travel Agencies
$80,620
160
90 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$80,540
120
91 Other Telecommunications
$80,290
410
92 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$80,280
40
93 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$80,090
390
94 Construction
$80,050
260
95 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$80,000
1,750
96 Manufacturing
$79,960
5,030
97 Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$79,890
70
98 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$79,810
50
99 Real Estate
$79,750
310
100 Chemical Manufacturing
$79,640
750
See also: Highest paying cities for database administrators.