Database Administrator Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Database Administrators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,290
25th Percentile Wage
$67,760
50th Percentile Wage
$90,190
75th Percentile Wage
$113,810
90th Percentile Wage
$133,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for database administrators in the industry sector of information. 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 $133,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid database administrators is $51,290.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of database administrators in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201690,1904.48%9.30%
201586,1501.83%-
201484,5700.70%-
201383,9802.60%-
201281,800--

Compare Database Administrator Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of database administrators in 19 industries in the information 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 cable and other subscription programming industry with an annual salary $96,040. The lowest paying industry is the radio broadcasting industry (annual salary $58,960). For detailed database administrator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$96,040
Other Information Services
$94,900
Other Information Services
$94,900
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$94,300
Television Broadcasting
$92,690
Telecommunications
$91,400
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$90,590
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$89,370
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$89,370
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$89,090
Software Publishers
$87,530
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$86,200
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$84,110
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$83,780
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$78,970
Other Telecommunications
$77,850
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$77,220
Newspaper Publishers
$70,730
Radio Broadcasting
$58,960

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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