Database administrators

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Total Workforce

116k

Average Age

43.7

Average Salary

$85,082

Average Male Salary

$92,210

Average Female Salary

$72,641

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Database administrators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Database administrators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Database administrators, by average wage, is Nondepository credit & related activities. Database administrators are paid most in Centreville (North & West) & Chantilly (South & West) PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$85,082

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,319

In 2017, Database administrators earned an average of $85,082, $33,018 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Construction managers make somewhat more than Database administrators while Computer systems analysts make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Database administrators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.282

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Database administrators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.282, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Database administrators (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Database administrators.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Database administrators, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Insurance carriers & related activities, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Industries by Share

116k

2017 Workforce

± 8,352

2.19%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 10%

The number of people employed as Database administrators has been growing at a rate of 2.19%, from 113,345 people in 2016 to 115,827 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Database administrators employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Database administrators at  19.9%, followed by Insurance carriers & related activities with 8.24% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 5.25%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Database administrators in the US. The average age of male Database administrators in the workforce is 43.1 and of female Database administrators is 44.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Database administrators is White.

Gender Composition

73.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,661

42.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,042

63.6% of Database administrators are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Database administrators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Database administrators

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

69.7% of Database administrators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.4% of Database administrators, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Database administrators.

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Age by Gender

43.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.07

44.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.49

The median age of Database administrators is 43.7, and Male employees are generally 1.65 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Database administrators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Database administrators is Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services but a relatively high number of Database administrators hold a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Database administrators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Database administrators need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, and Complex Problem Solving. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Database administrators need more than the average amount of Programming, Installation, and Technology Design.

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