Database Administrator Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for database administrators in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of database administrators amongst Texas metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,810
25th Percentile Wage
$60,480
50th Percentile Wage
$83,070
75th Percentile Wage
$106,970
90th Percentile Wage
$127,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for database administrators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,810.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.02
25th Percentile Wage
$29.08
50th Percentile Wage
$39.94
75th Percentile Wage
$51.43
90th Percentile Wage
$61.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for database administrators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.18. The median hourly salary is $39.94. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.02.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of database administrators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201683,0708.64%8.84%
201575,8902.44%-
201474,0400.88%-
201373,390-3.19%-
201275,730--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of database administrators in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of database administrators in state of Texas ranges from $49,520 to $92,550. The highest paying area for database administrators in Texas is Dallas-Plano-Irving with a median annual salary of $92,550. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $91,730). The lowest paying area is Central Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$92,550
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$91,730
Fort Worth-Arlington
$87,450
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$86,550
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$82,220
Abilene
$80,320
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$80,110
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$79,510
Tyler
$73,850
College Station-Bryan
$73,170
El Paso
$70,150
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$65,830
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$65,750
Waco
$61,850
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$58,180
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$57,770
Corpus Christi
$57,070
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$55,570
Amarillo
$50,910
Lubbock
$50,830
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$49,520


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