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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
$51,360
25th Percentile Wage
$67,380
50th Percentile Wage
$92,070
75th Percentile Wage
$117,680
90th Percentile Wage
$138,160

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 $138,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $92,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid database administrators is $51,360.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201692,0702.56%12.03%
201589,7103.66%-
201486,4303.66%-
201383,2702.74%-
201280,990--

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 computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $95,580. The lowest paying industry is the specialized design services industry (annual salary $66,680). For detailed database administrator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$95,580
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$92,600
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$92,070
Scientific Research and Development Services
$90,630
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$90,480
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$87,600
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$86,790
Legal Services
$85,560
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$83,980
Engineering Services
$83,440
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$82,910
Testing Laboratories
$79,670
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$75,140
Specialized Design Services
$66,680

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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