Database administrators and architects

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2019 Workforce
123k
Average Age
43.4
Average Salary
$87,096
Average Male Salary
$96,264
Average Female Salary
$70,316

About

Database administrators and architects are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Database administrators and architects was $87,096 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Database administrators and architects by wage are Detectives & criminal investigators, Operations research analysts, and Clinical and counseling psychologists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Database administrators and architects are Queen Anne & Magnolia PUMA, WA, Plano City (West) PUMA, TX, and Dale City, Lake Ridge & Woodbridge PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Database administrators and architects are Plano City (West) PUMA, TX, Queen Anne & Magnolia PUMA, WA, and Springfield (South), West Springfield & Franconia PUMA, VA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Database administrators and architects and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Database administrators and architects, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Database administrators and architects, by average wage, is Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers. Database administrators and architects are paid most in Fremont City (East) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Plano City (West) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$87,096
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,569

In 2019, Database administrators and architects earned an average of $87,096, $31,572 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Detectives & criminal investigators make somewhat more than Database administrators and architects while Clinical and counseling psychologists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Database administrators and architects as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.302
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Database administrators and architects had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.302, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Database administrators and architects (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Database administrators and architects.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Database administrators and architects

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

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Industries

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Industries by Share

123k
2019 Workforce
± 8,594
3.87%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.63%

The number of people employed as Database administrators and architects has been growing at a rate of 3.87%, from 118,049 people in 2018 to 122,620 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Database administrators and architects employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Database administrators and architects at  19.6%, followed by Insurance carriers with 5.64% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 5.56%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Database administrators and architects in the US. The average age of male Database administrators and architects in the workforce is 42.9 and of female Database administrators and architects is 44.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Database administrators and architects is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

79.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,912
43.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,110

64.7% of Database administrators and architects are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Database administrators and architects.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Database administrators and architects
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

60.6% of Database administrators and architects are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 22.8% of Database administrators and architects, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Database administrators and architects.

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Age by Gender

42.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.03
44.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.5

The median age of Database administrators and architects is 43.4, and Male employees are generally 1.39 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

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