|Quick Facts: Database Administrators and Architects|
$101,000 per year
$48.56 per hour
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|9% (Faster than average)|
Database administrators and architects create or organize systems to store and secure data.
Many database administrators and architects work in firms that provide computer design services or in industries that have large databases, such educational institutions and insurance companies. Most database administrators and architects work full time.
Database administrators and architects typically need a bachelor’s degree in computer and information technology or a related field.
The median annual wage for database administrators was $96,710 in May 2021.
The median annual wage for database architects was $123,430 in May 2021.
Overall employment of database administrators and architects is projected to grow 9 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.
About 11,500 openings for database administrators and architects are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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