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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 $106,330, New Jersey is the highest paying state for database administrators. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $102,890). 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 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
$106,330
$60,920 3,310
2 District of Columbia
$102,890
$59,580 950
3 Colorado
$96,440
$50,270 2,430
4 Washington
$95,820
$51,560 2,070
5 Virginia
$94,830
$47,930 5,830
6 California
$94,040
$46,720 12,370
7 Rhode Island
$92,590
$58,300 430
8 Connecticut
$91,800
$54,040 1,400
9 Minnesota
$90,280
$54,160 2,420
10 Delaware
$89,930
$52,800 610
11 New York
$88,110
$48,920 6,650
12 Utah
$88,020
$50,210 940
13 North Carolina
$87,470
$46,660 2,780
14 Illinois
$86,890
$53,500 4,450
15 Georgia
$86,180
$53,070 4,940
16 Maryland
$86,070
$47,290 3,660
17 Missouri
$85,800
$47,260 2,360
18 Michigan
$85,490
$50,880 2,680
19 Massachusetts
$84,960
$48,550 2,940
20 Iowa
$84,940
$48,750 690
21 New Hampshire
$84,220
$49,060 430
22 Texas
$83,070
$45,810 12,010
23 Arizona
$82,740
$41,060 2,770
24 Oregon
$81,900
$48,930 1,000
25 Tennessee
$81,470
$45,100 1,220
26 Florida
$80,860
$47,150 7,310
27 Hawaii
$80,820
$50,300 260
28 Nebraska
$80,080
$44,970 910
29 Ohio
$79,830
$46,990 4,190
30 Pennsylvania
$78,070
$45,910 5,680
31 Kansas
$77,960
$46,620 980
32 Alabama
$77,780
$47,270 1,600
33 Wisconsin
$75,910
$45,920 1,770
34 Nevada
$75,660
$46,260 710
35 Louisiana
$74,180
$47,830 510
36 Indiana
$74,160
$41,870 1,750
37 Alaska
$72,090
$38,060 210
38 Arkansas
$72,080
$44,980 700
39 North Dakota
$70,750
$49,940 170
40 South Dakota
$70,150
$47,270 100
41 Oklahoma
$69,110
$38,440 830
42 New Mexico
$68,890
$38,030 400
43 Vermont
$67,850
$44,470 230
44 South Carolina
$67,670
$38,810 1,070
45 Maine
$67,550
$43,900 300
46 Kentucky
$67,200
$36,570 1,130
47 West Virginia
$65,300
$38,960 430
48 Virgin Islands
$65,130
$42,450 30
49 Mississippi
$64,320
$43,400 360
50 Montana
$62,830
$35,570 190
51 Idaho
$59,030
$36,970 410
52 Wyoming
$57,690
$45,190 190
53 Puerto Rico
$49,590
$26,110 480
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