Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

15-1141 Database Administrators

Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases. Excludes "Information Security Analysts" (15-1122).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
111,590 1.1 % $38.04 $79,120 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.64 $27.52 $37.06 $47.80 $57.08
Annual Wage (2) $42,930 $57,240 $77,080 $99,430 $118,720


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 18,570 1.16 $41.36 $86,020
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,210 0.46 $39.51 $82,180
Insurance Carriers 4,740 0.41 $40.99 $85,270
Elementary and Secondary Schools 4,370 0.05 $31.14 $64,780
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,360 0.40 $38.54 $80,150

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 4,310 1.72 $38.31 $79,690
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 210 1.29 $43.81 $91,120
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 18,570 1.16 $41.36 $86,020
Other Information Services 1,490 0.87 $42.30 $87,990
Software Publishers 2,250 0.79 $39.19 $81,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,110 0.25 $46.24 $96,180
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 430 0.15 $45.73 $95,130
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 320 0.72 $45.48 $94,600
Other Investment Pools and Funds 90 0.23 $45.32 $94,260
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 160 0.21 $44.62 $92,810


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,510 0.74 0.86 $40.84 $84,950
Texas 9,880 0.93 1.09 $36.78 $76,500
New York 7,200 0.84 0.98 $39.51 $82,180
Virginia 6,090 1.69 1.98 $43.97 $91,460
Florida 5,950 0.82 0.96 $36.40 $75,700




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 6,090 1.69 1.98 $43.97 $91,460
District of Columbia 1,050 1.60 1.87 $39.73 $82,640
Massachusetts 4,420 1.38 1.61 $40.13 $83,480
Maryland 3,300 1.31 1.53 $40.79 $84,850
Missouri 3,150 1.21 1.41 $36.71 $76,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 6,090 1.69 1.98 $43.97 $91,460
New Jersey 4,030 1.06 1.24 $43.35 $90,170
Washington 2,600 0.94 1.10 $42.31 $88,000
Delaware 440 1.08 1.27 $41.96 $87,280
California 10,510 0.74 0.86 $40.84 $84,950





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,360 1.04 1.21 $43.66 $90,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,130 2.19 2.56 $46.00 $95,690
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,770 1.04 1.21 $41.01 $85,300
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,300 1.57 1.84 $37.45 $77,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,130 1.38 1.61 $41.36 $86,030
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,110 1.82 2.12 $41.45 $86,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,320 0.60 0.70 $41.57 $86,470
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,300 1.33 1.55 $35.78 $74,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,220 1.27 1.48 $40.38 $83,990
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,160 1.53 1.79 $43.44 $90,340




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montgomery, AL 450 2.87 3.35 $32.60 $67,820
Cheyenne, WY 100 2.35 2.75 $28.47 $59,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,130 2.19 2.56 $46.00 $95,690
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 710 2.13 2.49 $28.17 $58,590
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,060 1.89 2.21 $44.50 $92,560
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,110 1.82 2.12 $41.45 $86,220
Charlottesville, VA 170 1.73 2.02 $39.06 $81,250
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,410 1.73 2.02 $37.56 $78,130
Worcester, MA-CT 410 1.69 1.97 $39.81 $82,800
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 720 1.69 1.97 $35.78 $74,420