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Database Administrator Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for database administrators in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of database administrators amongst Pennsylvania cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Database Administrators in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,950
25th Percentile Wage
$61,270
50th Percentile Wage
$79,780
75th Percentile Wage
$104,870
90th Percentile Wage
$125,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for database administrators in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $125,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of database administrators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$79,780
2.14% 7.19%
2016
$78,070
5.34% -
2015
$73,900
2.26% -
2014
$72,230
0.97% -
2013
$71,530
-3.51% -
2012
$74,040
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Database Administrators in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of database administrators in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of database administrators in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $47,970 to $101,650. The highest paying area for database administrators in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $101,650. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $91,420). The lowest paying area is Altoona with a median annual salary of $47,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$101,650
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$91,420
Philadelphia
$87,840
Reading
$86,270
York-Hanover
$86,190
Erie
$77,780
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$74,930
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$74,450
State College
$73,860
Pittsburgh
$73,570
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$71,680
Lancaster
$69,670
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$68,500
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$64,600
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$60,970
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$60,070
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$58,940
Johnstown
$58,700
Williamsport
$55,590
Altoona
$47,970




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