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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

15-1245 Database Administrators and Architects

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 15-1242 Database Administrators and 15-1243 Database Architects and the 2010 SOC occupation 15-1141 Database Administrators.


National estimates for Database Administrators and Architects
Industry profile for Database Administrators and Architects
Geographic profile for Database Administrators and Architects

National estimates for Database Administrators and Architects: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Database Administrators and Architects:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
133,630 1.1 % $ 48.60 $ 101,090 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Database Administrators and Architects:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 25.99 $ 34.57 $ 47.53 $ 61.00 $ 74.84
Annual Wage (2) $ 54,070 $ 71,900 $ 98,860 $ 126,890 $ 155,660


Industry profile for Database Administrators and Architects: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Database Administrators and Architects:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 21,800 0.99 $ 52.09 $ 108,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,090 0.46 $ 49.54 $ 103,040
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 6,430 0.42 $ 48.40 $ 100,670
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,530 1.54 $ 51.87 $ 107,880
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,340 0.18 $ 40.14 $ 83,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Database Administrators and Architects:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,530 1.54 $ 51.87 $ 107,880
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 260 1.33 $ 56.11 $ 116,710
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 21,800 0.99 $ 52.09 $ 108,360
Software Publishers 4,460 0.91 $ 55.85 $ 116,170
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 420 0.84 $ 43.98 $ 91,490

Top paying industries for Database Administrators and Architects:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Rail Transportation (8) (8) $ 60.15 $ 125,110
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 440 0.28 $ 59.29 $ 123,320
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,540 0.37 $ 57.12 $ 118,810
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 3,650 0.39 $ 56.62 $ 117,780
Other Information Services 2,110 0.61 $ 56.43 $ 117,380


Geographic profile for Database Administrators and Architects: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Database Administrators and Architects:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 15,600 0.95 0.99 $ 54.27 $ 112,870
Texas 12,020 0.99 1.03 $ 51.10 $ 106,280
New York 8,280 0.95 0.99 $ 52.77 $ 109,760
Virginia 7,580 2.05 2.13 $ 52.99 $ 110,230
Florida 7,300 0.87 0.90 $ 46.30 $ 96,300




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Database Administrators and Architects:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 7,580 2.05 2.13 $ 52.99 $ 110,230
Delaware 740 1.74 1.81 $ 46.40 $ 96,510
Maryland 3,490 1.38 1.44 $ 48.90 $ 101,720
Oklahoma 2,080 1.33 1.39 $ 37.18 $ 77,340
Utah 1,920 1.29 1.35 $ 44.66 $ 92,900




Top paying states for Database Administrators and Architects:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 3,940 1.04 1.08 $ 59.84 $ 124,470
Washington 3,320 1.04 1.08 $ 55.67 $ 115,800
District of Columbia 800 1.16 1.21 $ 54.69 $ 113,760
California 15,600 0.95 0.99 $ 54.27 $ 112,870
Massachusetts 3,940 1.18 1.23 $ 53.70 $ 111,690





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Database Administrators and Architects:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 9,460 1.07 1.11 $ 57.36 $ 119,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,000 2.32 2.41 $ 55.84 $ 116,150
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,070 1.41 1.47 $ 50.99 $ 106,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,000 0.86 0.89 $ 50.11 $ 104,230
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,880 1.12 1.16 $ 47.25 $ 98,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,470 1.70 1.77 $ 48.95 $ 101,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,830 1.64 1.71 $ 55.16 $ 114,730
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,760 1.40 1.45 $ 44.53 $ 92,610
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,560 1.37 1.43 $ 54.81 $ 114,000
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,660 0.90 0.93 $ 49.90 $ 103,800




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Database Administrators and Architects:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 430 3.99 4.15 $ 47.39 $ 98,560
Montgomery, AL 500 3.20 3.33 $ 40.39 $ 84,020
Jefferson City, MO 210 2.94 3.06 $ 35.87 $ 74,610
Cheyenne, WY 120 2.69 2.80 $ 25.94 $ 53,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,000 2.32 2.41 $ 55.84 $ 116,150
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,520 2.29 2.38 $ 68.91 $ 143,340
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,340 2.22 2.31 $ 54.37 $ 113,090
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 640 2.06 2.15 $ 42.55 $ 88,500
Trenton, NJ 450 1.94 2.01 $ 60.84 $ 126,540
Tulsa, OK 830 1.93 2.01 $ 39.35 $ 81,840




Top paying metropolitan areas for Database Administrators and Architects:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,520 2.29 2.38 $ 68.91 $ 143,340
Trenton, NJ 450 1.94 2.01 $ 60.84 $ 126,540
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,600 1.33 1.38 $ 57.90 $ 120,430
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 9,460 1.07 1.11 $ 57.36 $ 119,320
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 410 1.10 1.14 $ 56.51 $ 117,530
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 80 0.60 0.62 $ 56.39 $ 117,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,000 2.32 2.41 $ 55.84 $ 116,150
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,830 1.64 1.71 $ 55.16 $ 114,730
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,560 1.37 1.43 $ 54.81 $ 114,000
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,340 2.22 2.31 $ 54.37 $ 113,090

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Database Administrators and Architects:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.71 0.73 $ 41.25 $ 85,800
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 0.67 0.70 $ 30.74 $ 63,940
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 110 1.31 1.36 $ 29.97 $ 62,340
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 0.80 $ 40.91 $ 85,080
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.68 0.70 $ 40.57 $ 84,370

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Database Administrators and Architects:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 110 1.31 1.36 $ 29.97 $ 62,340
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.99 1.03 $ 36.43 $ 75,770
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 0.99 1.03 $ 44.62 $ 92,810
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 50 0.87 0.90 $ 37.45 $ 77,900
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 0.80 $ 40.91 $ 85,080

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Database Administrators and Architects:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.24 $ 50.97 $ 106,010
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.42 0.44 $ 50.83 $ 105,720
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 0.49 $ 50.70 $ 105,460
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.23 $ 48.65 $ 101,190
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 0.31 $ 46.55 $ 96,830


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021