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Database Administrator Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of database administrators in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare database administrator salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Database Administrators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,470
25th Percentile Wage
$68,280
50th Percentile Wage
$92,840
75th Percentile Wage
$118,820
90th Percentile Wage
$141,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for database administrators in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $141,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $92,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid database administrators is $52,470.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$92,840
0.83% 12.76%
2016
$92,070
2.56% -
2015
$89,710
3.66% -
2014
$86,430
3.66% -
2013
$83,270
2.74% -
2012
$80,990
- -

Compare Database Administrator Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of database administrators in 14 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 testing laboratories industry with an annual salary $101,840. The lowest paying industry is the specialized design services industry (annual salary $62,580). For detailed database administrator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Testing Laboratories
$101,840
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$95,570
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$92,840
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$90,630
Scientific Research and Development Services
$90,010
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$89,550
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$88,400
Engineering Services
$87,710
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$87,570
Legal Services
$86,990
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$83,960
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$83,120
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$81,660
Specialized Design Services
$62,580

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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