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Database Administrator Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of database administrators in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare database administrator salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Database Administrators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,660
25th Percentile Wage
$59,050
50th Percentile Wage
$76,180
75th Percentile Wage
$95,470
90th Percentile Wage
$112,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for database administrators in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $112,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $76,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid database administrators is $46,660.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201676,1800.81%9.98%
201575,5604.35%-
201472,2702.63%-
201370,3702.54%-
201268,580--

Compare Database Administrator Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of database administrators in seven industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $77,720. The lowest paying industry is the federal government, including usps industry (annual salary $57,980). For detailed database administrator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$77,720
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$76,180
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$74,300
State government, including schools and hospitals
$73,370
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$72,240
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$72,180
Federal government, including USPS
$57,980

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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