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Highest Paying States for Database Administrators

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $104,840, New Jersey is the highest paying state for database administrators. It is followed by Washington (average annual salary $101,180). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of database administrators in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Database Administrators

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New Jersey
$104,840
$59,500 4,040
2 Washington
$101,180
$55,500 2,190
3 Connecticut
$97,070
$55,840 1,310
4 California
$95,500
$46,660 12,030
5 Virginia
$94,900
$51,180 5,760
6 Colorado
$94,540
$50,980 2,470
7 District of Columbia
$94,210
$56,960 960
8 Utah
$94,180
$51,770 1,030
9 Rhode Island
$93,210
$59,920 420
10 New Hampshire
$93,140
$52,700 300
11 Illinois
$90,900
$54,500 4,090
12 New York
$90,590
$51,540 7,170
13 North Carolina
$90,430
$48,530 2,730
14 Hawaii
$90,130
$56,820 320
15 Massachusetts
$88,620
$50,580 2,840
16 Texas
$88,290
$48,880 11,570
17 Georgia
$88,070
$52,340 4,300
18 Missouri
$87,750
$50,480 2,620
19 Delaware
$87,340
$52,460 800
20 Minnesota
$87,090
$54,510 2,300
21 Arizona
$86,240
$43,270 2,420
22 Nevada
$86,080
$55,360 610
23 Iowa
$85,970
$49,310 670
24 Oregon
$85,460
$53,260 970
25 Michigan
$84,420
$49,200 2,760
26 Maryland
$84,410
$47,760 3,570
27 Ohio
$83,270
$48,000 4,160
28 Nebraska
$82,830
$45,870 1,000
29 Florida
$82,160
$46,630 7,440
30 Alabama
$81,290
$49,070 1,910
31 Kansas
$80,850
$46,440 870
32 Wisconsin
$80,010
$49,700 1,700
33 Pennsylvania
$79,780
$47,950 6,010
34 Tennessee
$79,060
$45,550 1,420
35 Louisiana
$79,010
$47,460 440
36 Alaska
$77,210
$44,310 200
37 Arkansas
$74,870
$43,390 630
38 New Mexico
$74,630
$45,780 450
39 Kentucky
$73,010
$42,340 930
40 Maine
$72,400
$47,110 250
41 Vermont
$70,950
$45,870 220
42 South Dakota
$70,820
$47,990 160
43 Indiana
$70,580
$39,390 1,710
44 North Dakota
$67,400
$37,100 150
45 South Carolina
$67,160
$39,850 890
46 Mississippi
$66,240
$45,110 360
47 Virgin Islands
$65,130
$42,450 30
48 Oklahoma
$64,150
$38,710 1,210
49 West Virginia
$62,540
$39,280 430
50 Montana
$59,620
$39,680 230
51 Wyoming
$57,520
$44,440 200
52 Idaho
$51,790
$22,030 510
53 Puerto Rico
$46,980
$26,810 410
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