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
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 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 $135,700. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $92,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid database administrators is $52,580.

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 information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2.76% 11.81%
4.48% -
1.83% -
0.70% -
2.60% -
- -

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 $101,500. The lowest paying industry is the radio broadcasting industry (annual salary $55,600). 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
Television Broadcasting
Other Information Services
Other Information Services
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Software Publishers
Broadcasting (except Internet)
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
Motion Picture and Video Industries
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
Radio and Television Broadcasting
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
Newspaper Publishers
Other Telecommunications
Radio Broadcasting

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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