Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

15-1141 Database Administrators

Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases. Excludes "Information Security Analysts" (15-1122).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
113,770 1.0 % $40.51 $84,250 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.85 $28.89 $39.29 $51.15 $61.09
Annual Wage (2) $45,460 $60,100 $81,710 $106,390 $127,080


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 18,980 1.01 $44.56 $92,690
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8,660 0.38 $42.74 $88,900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,640 0.19 $34.90 $72,580
Insurance Carriers 4,670 0.40 $41.53 $86,380
Elementary and Secondary Schools 4,130 0.05 $32.28 $67,140

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 4,030 1.39 $43.05 $89,550
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 180 1.04 $44.79 $93,170
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 18,980 1.01 $44.56 $92,690
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 1,160 0.86 $39.32 $81,780
Other Investment Pools and Funds 60 0.81 $35.44 $73,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges (8) (8) $55.26 $114,940
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 40 0.17 $54.51 $113,380
Scheduled Air Transportation 50 0.01 $49.59 $103,150
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.02 $48.27 $100,400
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 80 0.04 $48.09 $100,030


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 12,040 0.78 0.94 $45.44 $94,510
Texas 11,810 1.02 1.24 $38.31 $79,690
Florida 6,770 0.85 1.04 $39.02 $81,170
New York 6,720 0.75 0.91 $42.12 $87,620
Pennsylvania 6,030 1.06 1.28 $37.50 $77,990



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 5,830 1.58 1.92 $44.22 $91,970
District of Columbia 1,060 1.56 1.89 $47.77 $99,370
Maryland 3,600 1.39 1.68 $43.06 $89,560
Georgia 4,990 1.22 1.47 $40.29 $83,810
Delaware 510 1.19 1.44 $41.58 $86,480



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 3,060 0.78 0.95 $50.70 $105,450
District of Columbia 1,060 1.56 1.89 $47.77 $99,370
California 12,040 0.78 0.94 $45.44 $94,510
Colorado 2,290 0.93 1.13 $44.94 $93,470
Virginia 5,830 1.58 1.92 $44.22 $91,970




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,580 0.86 1.04 $46.77 $97,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,800 1.99 2.41 $47.64 $99,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,250 1.71 2.07 $41.06 $85,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,350 0.94 1.14 $40.57 $84,390
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,260 1.11 1.35 $38.15 $79,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,210 1.38 1.67 $41.91 $87,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,610 1.39 1.68 $39.71 $82,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,560 0.62 0.76 $45.93 $95,540
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,390 1.36 1.65 $40.68 $84,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,380 1.27 1.53 $43.46 $90,400



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State College, PA 670 9.96 12.07 $32.91 $68,450
California-Lexington Park, MD 140 3.23 3.92 $45.50 $94,640
Montgomery, AL 400 2.48 3.01 $38.11 $79,270
Cheyenne, WY 110 2.37 2.87 $27.31 $56,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,800 1.99 2.41 $47.64 $99,100
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 610 1.93 2.34 $38.46 $80,000
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.91 2.31 $41.24 $85,770
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,870 1.83 2.22 $51.25 $106,600
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,620 1.74 2.11 $37.77 $78,560
Roanoke, VA 260 1.73 2.10 $23.11 $48,070