Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Microsoft SQL Server
Database Professional

United States Location

USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

4 Years

Raise +1 Year

$2,577 at 3.39%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 4 Years: $75,905 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $63,885 & $87,924; and, 5% of Jobs top $105,219.

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% $110,837
5% $105,219
10% $98,744
25% $87,924
33% $83,580
50% $75,905
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $73,666 $78,144
25% $70,227 $81,583
33% $68,229 $83,580
50% $63,885 $87,924
67% $58,665 $93,145
95% $40,973 $110,837
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 4 Years Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
3 Years $72,798 $3,107 at 4.27%
4 Years $75,905 $2,577 at 3.39%
5 Years $78,482 $2,201 at 2.80%

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: $64,656 at the low experience of 1 Year and 2 Months; $78,082 at the average experience of 4 Years and 10 Months; and, $85,091 at the top experience of 8 Years and 6 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



This position involves database administration and architecture often focusing on data warehousing, data modeling and enterprise data integration 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:
  • Microsoft SQL Server;
  • 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:
8% of job descriptions,
Project Leader, Project Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader or Technical Lead;
Graduate Degree,
5% 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.;
Extraction, Transformation and Loading (ETL),
20% of job descriptions;
Online Application Programing (OLAP),
12% of job descriptions;
SAP Crystal Reports,
7% of job descriptions;
EMC NetWorker,
3% of job descriptions;
Microsoft C#,
15% of job descriptions;
Finance Industry,
14% 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;
Health Care Industry,
9% of job descriptions,
Health Care, Hospital or Medical
Business, Company, Corporation, Enterprise, Firm or Industry;
Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA,
11% of jobs;
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA,
10% of jobs.


Atlanta, GA:

Alpharetta, Atlanta, Barrow County, Bartow County, Belvedere, Brookhaven, Carroll County, Carrollton, Cartersville, Chamblee, Cherokee County, Clarkson, Clayton County, Cobb County, College Park, Conley, Conyers, Coweta County, Decatur, DeKalb County, Doraville, Douglas County, Druid Hills, Duluth, Dunaire, Dunwoody, East Marietta, East Point, Fair Oaks, Fayette County, Forest Park, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gresham Park, Griffin, Gwinnett County, Hapeville, Henry County, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Monroe, Newman, Newnan, Newton County, Norcross, North Decatur, Panthersville, Paulding County, Peachtree City, Pendley Hills, Pickens County, Rockdale County, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Scottdale, Smyrna, South Decatur, Spalding County, Suwanee, Tucker, Walton County, Walton and Winder.

These locations are all included in the Atlanta, GA metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).