Database administrators and architects

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Total Workforce

118k

Average Age

45.1

Average Salary

$89,130

Average Male Salary

$97,497

Average Female Salary

$74,748

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Database administrators and architects are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Database administrators and architects was $89,130 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Database administrators and architects by wage are Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations, including mathematicians & statisticians, and Chemists & materials scientists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Database administrators and architects are Ela, Freemont, Wauconda & Cuba Townships PUMA, IL, Hartford County (North) PUMA, CT, and Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Database administrators and architects are Ela, Freemont, Wauconda & Cuba Townships PUMA, IL, Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA, and Hartford County (North) PUMA, CT.

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 Restaurants & Food Services. Database administrators and architects are paid most in Watertown Town City, Arlington, Belmont & Winchester Towns PUMA, MA but are relatively concentrated in Ela, Freemont, Wauconda & Cuba Townships PUMA, IL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$89,130

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,560

In 2018, Database administrators and architects earned an average of $89,130, $35,242 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations, including mathematicians & statisticians make somewhat more than Database administrators and architects while Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers 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

0.286

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Database administrators and architects had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.286, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

Most Common

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

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Database administrators and architects, by average wage, are Restaurants & Food Services, Aircraft & parts manufacturing, and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

118k

2018 Workforce

± 8,432

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  18.7%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 5.82% and Insurance carriers with 3.98%.

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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 45.2 and of female Database administrators and architects is 44.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Database administrators and architects is White.

Gender Composition

74.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,706

43.4k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,115

63.2% 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

  2. Asian

  3. Black

69.3% of Database administrators and architects are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 20.1% of Database administrators and architects, Asian 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

45.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.03

44.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.35

The median age of Database administrators and architects is 45.1, and Male employees are generally 0.343 years older 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.

Majors

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