Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
113,730 1.0 % $41.89 $87,130 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.74 $29.97 $40.84 $52.86 $62.47
Annual Wage (2) $47,300 $62,350 $84,950 $109,940 $129,930


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 18,510 0.94 $45.96 $95,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,070 0.39 $44.27 $92,090
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,210 0.17 $36.35 $75,600
Insurance Carriers 4,740 0.41 $42.65 $88,710
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 4,350 1.47 $43.59 $90,670

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 4,350 1.47 $43.59 $90,670
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 18,510 0.94 $45.96 $95,600
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 1,090 0.91 $41.45 $86,220
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 130 0.76 $49.79 $103,560
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 30 0.75 $54.94 $114,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 30 0.75 $54.94 $114,280
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 60 0.25 $54.31 $112,970
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.02 $51.00 $106,070
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 50 0.05 $50.68 $105,400
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 40 0.04 $50.47 $104,980


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 12,370 0.78 0.96 $45.17 $93,960
Texas 12,010 1.02 1.26 $40.66 $84,570
Florida 7,310 0.89 1.10 $40.02 $83,230
New York 6,650 0.73 0.90 $44.10 $91,720
Virginia 5,830 1.55 1.91 $46.24 $96,170




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 1.55 1.91 $46.24 $96,170
Delaware 610 1.39 1.71 $43.93 $91,380
Maryland 3,660 1.38 1.71 $42.04 $87,440
District of Columbia 950 1.36 1.68 $48.74 $101,380
Georgia 4,940 1.17 1.45 $42.52 $88,440




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 3,310 0.84 1.03 $51.61 $107,340
District of Columbia 950 1.36 1.68 $48.74 $101,380
Virginia 5,830 1.55 1.91 $46.24 $96,170
Colorado 2,430 0.97 1.20 $45.58 $94,810
California 12,370 0.78 0.96 $45.17 $93,960





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 5,610 0.85 1.05 $48.21 $100,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,520 1.82 2.24 $50.06 $104,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,320 1.69 2.09 $43.07 $89,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,440 1.42 1.75 $44.04 $91,600
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,350 0.92 1.14 $43.45 $90,380
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,320 1.13 1.40 $39.94 $83,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,530 0.60 0.74 $46.28 $96,270
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,330 1.20 1.48 $40.19 $83,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,050 1.07 1.32 $44.20 $91,930
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,030 1.12 1.39 $43.17 $89,780




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)
California-Lexington Park, MD 120 2.81 3.47 $45.51 $94,660
Cheyenne, WY 110 2.46 3.04 $27.91 $58,060
Montgomery, AL 400 2.44 3.01 $36.58 $76,090
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 720 2.26 2.80 $37.71 $78,430
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.89 2.34 $39.82 $82,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,520 1.82 2.24 $50.06 $104,130
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,900 1.81 2.24 $46.35 $96,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,320 1.69 2.09 $43.07 $89,590
Roanoke, VA 250 1.64 2.03 $23.48 $48,830
Tallahassee, FL 270 1.62 2.00 $31.88 $66,310