Database Administrator Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

The salary statistics of database administrators in the industry sector of retail trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare database administrator salaries in different industries within the retail trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Database Administrators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for database administrators in the industry sector of retail trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) database administrators is $131,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $89,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid database administrators is $44,630.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of database administrators in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
1.17% 6.38%
0.30% -
4.14% -
-0.93% -
1.79% -
- -

Compare Database Administrator Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of database administrators in 18 industries in the retail trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for database administrator occupations is the electronic shopping and mail-order houses industry with an annual salary $95,090. The lowest paying industry is the food and beverage stores industry (annual salary $50,320). For detailed database administrator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
Nonstore Retailers
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
Sporting Goods Stores
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores
Food and Beverage Stores
Grocery Stores
Food and Beverage Stores

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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