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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
125,460 1.1 % $46.21 $96,110 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.91 $32.86 $45.07 $58.12 $71.18
Annual Wage (2) $51,800 $68,340 $93,750 $120,880 $148,060


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 20,570 0.95 $48.86 $101,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,640 0.43 $47.02 $97,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,900 0.19 $37.79 $78,600
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,130 0.34 $45.84 $95,340
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 4,950 0.24 $51.66 $107,460

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 4,680 1.39 $49.45 $102,850
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 230 1.21 $55.88 $116,240
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 20,570 0.95 $48.86 $101,620
Software Publishers 3,430 0.79 $54.46 $113,280
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 340 0.64 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 230 1.21 $55.88 $116,240
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 350 0.22 $55.04 $114,470
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 2,970 0.32 $54.63 $113,640
Software Publishers 3,430 0.79 $54.46 $113,280
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,710 0.25 $52.89 $110,020


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 13,530 0.78 0.91 $51.31 $106,720
Texas 11,620 0.93 1.09 $48.77 $101,450
New York 7,730 0.81 0.95 $49.60 $103,170
Florida 7,510 0.85 1.00 $43.43 $90,340
Virginia 6,520 1.68 1.97 $49.19 $102,320




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)
Delaware 780 1.74 2.03 $44.45 $92,450
Virginia 6,520 1.68 1.97 $49.19 $102,320
Maryland 3,640 1.35 1.58 $46.26 $96,220
District of Columbia 930 1.28 1.50 $49.85 $103,680
Missouri 3,470 1.23 1.44 $40.19 $83,600




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 4,090 1.00 1.17 $55.58 $115,600
Washington 2,690 0.81 0.95 $53.67 $111,640
California 13,530 0.78 0.91 $51.31 $106,720
Connecticut 1,530 0.92 1.08 $50.59 $105,230
District of Columbia 930 1.28 1.50 $49.85 $103,680





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,890 0.92 1.08 $54.35 $113,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,180 1.94 2.28 $51.52 $107,170
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,820 1.32 1.54 $48.60 $101,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,160 1.52 1.77 $47.71 $99,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,140 0.66 0.78 $46.72 $97,170
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,010 1.40 1.63 $44.39 $92,330
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,780 0.81 0.95 $47.29 $98,370
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,660 1.48 1.73 $51.89 $107,930
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,120 1.11 1.31 $50.54 $105,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,660 0.87 1.02 $48.42 $100,710