Database Administrator Salary in Sector of Finance and Insurance

The salary statistics of database administrators in the industry sector of finance and insurance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare database administrator salaries in different industries within the finance and insurance 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 finance and insurance. 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 $143,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $97,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid database administrators is $53,880.

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 finance and insurance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
4.36% 11.54%
4.32% -
0.28% -
1.82% -
1.26% -
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Compare Database Administrator Salary in Different Industries within the Finance and Insurance Sector

The average salaries of database administrators in 22 industries in the finance and insurance 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 securities and commodity exchanges industry with an annual salary $112,350. The lowest paying industry is the other investment pools and funds industry (annual salary $67,590). For detailed database administrator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Securities and Commodity Exchanges
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
Nondepository Credit Intermediation
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
Other Financial Investment Activities
Depository Credit Intermediation
Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
Insurance Carriers
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
Other Insurance Related Activities
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
Other Investment Pools and Funds

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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