Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Database Professional

United States Location

United States of America
Metropolitan Areas

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

5 Years and 10 Months

Raise +1 Year

$2,577 at 3.08%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 5 Years & 10 Months: $83,555 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $69,887 & $97,223; and, 5% of Jobs top $116,918.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$15,080 = minimum wage annual salary in the USA.

$187,699 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the USA at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $123,330
5% $116,918
10% $109,537
25% $97,223
33% $92,282
50% $83,555
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 10 Months Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $81,009 $86,101
25% $77,099 $90,011
33% $74,828 $92,282
50% $69,887 $97,223
67% $63,947 $103,163
95% $43,780 $123,330
Salary Average =


Mid Point between each Low/High pair.

Percent of Job Market =

Number of Jobs with Salary between Low/High pair
Number of all Jobs at 5 Years and 10 Months Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
4 Years and 10 Months $80,569 $2,985 at 3.71%
5 Years and 10 Months $83,555 $2,577 at 3.08%
6 Years and 10 Months $86,132 $2,267 at 2.63%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary is lowest at entry level, increases rapidly with the first years of experience and approaches a ceiling as experience matures.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $67,491 at the low experience of 1 Year and 11 Months; $83,555 at the average experience of 5 Years and 10 Months; and, $92,104 at the top experience of 9 Years and 9 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

11 Years and 1 Month = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low 1 Year and 11 Months $67,491 $5,562 at 8.24%
Average 5 Years and 10 Months $83,555 $2,577 at 3.08%
Top 9 Years and 9 Months $92,104 $1,679 at 1.82%



This position involves database administration and/or architecture often focusing on data warehousing, logical/physical data modeling, data marts, query reports and extraction-transformation-loading, in addition to, installing, configuring, monitoring, maintaining, backing-up, performance tuning, testing, upgrading, implementing enhancements, recovering from disasters and establishing security for databases.


The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • IBM DB2 or IBM UDB;
  • Database Administrator,
    Database Administrator, Database Architect, Database Engineer, Data Modeling, or Physical and/or Logical Database Design.


A+ Skills
Additional IT skills and US Cities requested in some job descriptions:
15% of job descriptions,
Project Leader, Project Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader or Technical Lead;
Graduate Degree,
4% of job descriptions,
Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, MA/MS in Information Technology, MA/MS in Information Science, Master of Arts Degree, Master of Science Degree or Ph.D.;
31% of job descriptions;
Mainframe Operating System,
12% of job descriptions,
MVS, OS/390 or z/OS;
12% of job descriptions,
Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), Java, Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE), Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE), JavaApplet, Java Database Call (JDBC), Java Development Kit (JDK), Java Messaging Service (JMS), Jbuilder, JavaServer Faces (JSF), JSP, Java Swing or Sun Certified Java Programmer;
17% of job descriptions;
4% of job descriptions;
3% of job descriptions;
IBM Websphere,
9% of job descriptions;
Finance Industry,
20% of job descriptions,
Asset Management, Banking, Brokerage, Commodity Trading, Derivative Trading, Equity Trading, Financial, Insurance, Investment, Securities Trading, Stock Market or Wall Street
Business, Company, Corporation, Enterprise, Firm or Industry;
Financial Trading System,
1% of job descriptions,
Bloomberg, MarketData, Trading Application, Trading Platform, Trading Software, Trading Solution or Trading System;
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA,
17% of jobs.


United States of America