Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
110,090 1.0 % $44.25 $92,030 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.20 $31.83 $43.31 $55.80 $66.50
Annual Wage (2) $50,340 $66,200 $90,070 $116,060 $138,320


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 16,740 0.80 $46.97 $97,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,660 0.41 $45.99 $95,660
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,700 0.19 $37.37 $77,720
Telecommunications 5,400 0.72 $46.61 $96,960
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 4,720 0.23 $49.64 $103,250

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 3,670 1.15 $46.20 $96,090
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 16,740 0.80 $46.97 $97,700
Telecommunications 5,400 0.72 $46.61 $96,960
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 130 0.69 $51.42 $106,950
Software Publishers 2,540 0.64 $47.51 $98,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 50 0.01 $53.79 $111,880
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 320 0.21 $53.55 $111,380
Oil and Gas Extraction 380 0.27 $53.34 $110,950
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 60 0.02 $51.84 $107,830
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 2,250 0.24 $51.74 $107,610


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)
Texas 11,020 0.91 1.20 $45.90 $95,470
California 10,970 0.64 0.85 $48.50 $100,890
New York 7,100 0.76 0.99 $47.60 $99,000
Florida 6,980 0.81 1.07 $41.76 $86,870
Virginia 5,510 1.44 1.89 $47.16 $98,090




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 850 1.90 2.50 $44.45 $92,460
Virginia 5,510 1.44 1.89 $47.16 $98,090
Maryland 3,740 1.39 1.83 $40.98 $85,240
District of Columbia 850 1.19 1.57 $46.01 $95,710
Colorado 2,710 1.03 1.36 $43.95 $91,410




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 4,140 1.02 1.34 $52.96 $110,160
Washington 2,080 0.64 0.84 $50.34 $104,700
California 10,970 0.64 0.85 $48.50 $100,890
Connecticut 1,300 0.78 1.03 $48.35 $100,570
New York 7,100 0.76 0.99 $47.60 $99,000





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 8,490 0.89 1.17 $51.56 $107,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,410 1.73 2.27 $48.44 $100,750
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,620 1.30 1.70 $46.37 $96,460
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,520 1.23 1.62 $44.31 $92,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,420 0.56 0.73 $45.63 $94,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,410 1.27 1.67 $46.23 $96,160
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,020 0.65 0.86 $46.64 $97,020
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,610 0.95 1.24 $48.22 $100,300
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,420 1.00 1.32 $51.76 $107,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,340 0.78 1.03 $46.44 $96,600




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 3.83 5.03 $29.67 $61,720
California-Lexington Park, MD 160 3.41 4.49 $46.68 $97,090
Montgomery, AL 450 2.77 3.64 $38.19 $79,430
Cheyenne, WY 110 2.46 3.24 $27.73 $57,670
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 710 2.17 2.85 $38.39 $79,840
Trenton, NJ 410 1.76 2.32 $52.21 $108,590
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,960 1.75 2.31 $53.00 $110,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,410 1.73 2.27 $48.44 $100,750
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,770 1.72 2.27 (8) (8)
Richmond, VA 1,100 1.70 2.24 $41.23 $85,770