Database Administrator Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Database Administrators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,770
25th Percentile Wage
$54,370
50th Percentile Wage
$70,470
75th Percentile Wage
$89,960
90th Percentile Wage
$108,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for database administrators in the industry sector of educational 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 $108,380. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid database administrators is $42,770.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201670,4704.47%9.72%
201567,3203.54%-
201464,9400.79%-
201364,4301.26%-
201263,620--

Compare Database Administrator Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of database administrators in 24 industries in the educational 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 other schools and instruction - privately owned industry with an annual salary $84,790. The lowest paying industry is the educational support services - local government owned industry (annual salary $56,480). For detailed database administrator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$84,790
Other Schools and Instruction
$83,540
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$83,430
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$79,920
Technical and Trade Schools
$77,490
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$77,310
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$76,200
Educational Support Services
$75,140
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$74,630
Educational Services - Privately owned
$73,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$73,050
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$72,050
Educational Services - State government owned
$71,590
Educational Services
$70,470
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$67,270
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$67,070
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$67,050
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$67,010
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$67,010
Educational Services - Local government owned
$66,970
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$66,890
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$66,840
Junior colleges - State government owned
$63,750
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$56,480

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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