Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
113,690 1.1 % $42.81 $89,050 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.31 $30.70 $41.84 $54.18 $63.66
Annual Wage (2) $48,480 $63,850 $87,020 $112,700 $132,420


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 18,310 0.91 $46.12 $95,920
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,340 0.40 $44.87 $93,320
Telecommunications 6,100 0.78 $44.75 $93,080
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,600 0.19 $36.44 $75,800
Insurance Carriers 4,690 0.40 $44.80 $93,190

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 4,110 1.34 $45.25 $94,130
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 18,310 0.91 $46.12 $95,920
Telecommunications 6,100 0.78 $44.75 $93,080
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 120 0.69 $50.79 $105,630
Software Publishers 2,510 0.68 $44.64 $92,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 40 0.03 $53.81 $111,920
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 340 0.21 $52.29 $108,760
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 350 0.07 $51.24 $106,580
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 120 0.69 $50.79 $105,630
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,410 0.22 $50.19 $104,400


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 12,030 0.72 0.90 $45.98 $95,630
Texas 11,570 0.97 1.22 $42.76 $88,940
Florida 7,440 0.88 1.11 $40.80 $84,860
New York 7,170 0.78 0.98 $45.35 $94,330
Pennsylvania 6,010 1.04 1.30 $40.24 $83,690




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 800 1.80 2.26 $43.96 $91,430
Virginia 5,760 1.52 1.91 $46.66 $97,050
District of Columbia 960 1.35 1.69 $46.65 $97,030
Maryland 3,570 1.34 1.68 $42.21 $87,790
Pennsylvania 6,010 1.04 1.30 $40.24 $83,690




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 4,040 1.01 1.26 $51.15 $106,390
Washington 2,190 0.69 0.86 $47.18 $98,120
Connecticut 1,310 0.79 0.99 $46.96 $97,670
Virginia 5,760 1.52 1.91 $46.66 $97,050
District of Columbia 960 1.35 1.69 $46.65 $97,030



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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 6,320 0.94 1.18 $49.45 $102,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,520 1.79 2.25 $50.51 $105,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,580 1.44 1.80 $45.70 $95,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,440 1.31 1.64 $44.44 $92,440
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,100 0.85 1.06 $44.77 $93,130
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,870 0.98 1.23 $43.02 $89,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,500 0.56 0.71 $45.98 $95,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,040 1.03 1.29 $41.86 $87,060
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,980 1.08 1.35 $44.48 $92,530
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,980 1.81 2.27 $48.75 $101,400


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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)
Athens-Clarke County, GA 340 3.90 4.89 $28.32 $58,910
California-Lexington Park, MD 170 3.76 4.72 $45.82 $95,310
Cheyenne, WY 130 2.86 3.59 $29.07 $60,460
Montgomery, AL 450 2.71 3.40 $37.41 $77,820
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 760 2.35 2.95 $38.78 $80,670
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 730 2.12 2.65 $44.44 $92,430
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 1,080 1.85 2.31 $40.27 $83,760
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,980 1.81 2.27 $48.75 $101,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,520 1.79 2.25 $50.51 $105,070
Huntsville, AL 390 1.74 2.19 $43.97 $91,450


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton, NJ 350 1.52 1.91 $52.98 $110,200
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,640 1.46 1.84 $51.29 $106,680
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,330 1.14 1.43 $50.89 $105,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,520 1.79 2.25 $50.51 $105,070
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 370 0.90 1.13 $50.38 $104,790
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,320 0.94 1.18 $49.45 $102,850
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 970 0.85 1.07 $49.28 $102,500
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,750 1.06 1.33 $48.80 $101,510
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,980 1.81 2.27 $48.75 $101,400
Raleigh, NC 490 0.81 1.02 $47.59 $98,990

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 150 1.76 2.21 $30.62 $63,680
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.50 0.63 $25.62 $53,290
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.85 1.06 $31.38 $65,270
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.60 0.75 $33.24 $69,130
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.40 0.50 $37.53 $78,060

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 2.36 2.95 $57.75 $120,110
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 2.14 2.68 (8) (8)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 150 1.76 2.21 $30.62 $63,680
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 1.15 1.44 $27.52 $57,240
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.85 1.06 $31.38 $65,270

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 2.36 2.95 $57.75 $120,110
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.81 1.01 $43.95 $91,420
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.68 0.86 $42.13 $87,620
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.36 0.45 $41.49 $86,290
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 0.23 $41.33 $85,960


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018