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Database and Systems Administrator and Network Architects Salary Information

The salary statistics of database and systems administrators and network architects are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of database and systems administrators and network architects in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of database and systems administrators and network architects within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The database and systems administrators and network architects annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Database and Systems Administrator and Network Architects Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,040
25th Percentile Wage
$64,320
50th Percentile Wage
$84,970
75th Percentile Wage
$111,460
90th Percentile Wage
$136,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for database and systems administrators and network architects. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) database and systems administrators and network architects is $136,970. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $84,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,040. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 173% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201684,9702.58%9.52%
201582,7802.33%-
201480,8502.42%-
201378,8902.55%-
201276,880--

Table 2. Database and Systems Administrator and Network Architects Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of database and systems administrators and network architects in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for database and systems administrators and network architects occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $94,500. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $67,630).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$94,500
Mining
$93,380
Finance and Insurance
$92,310
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$91,280
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$90,120
Utilities
$89,260
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$84,810
Manufacturing
$81,490
Wholesale Trade
$80,870
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$80,820
Transportation and Warehousing
$79,370
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$75,370
Retail Trade
$75,300
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$74,610
Federal, State, and Local Government
$74,240
Health Care and Social Assistance
$74,120
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$73,250
Construction
$72,770
Educational Services
$68,160
Accommodation and Food Services
$67,630



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