Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
114,910 1.0 % $38.82 $80,740 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.02 $28.12 $37.75 $48.78 $58.17
Annual Wage (2) $43,720 $58,490 $78,520 $101,450 $120,990


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 19,550 1.15 $41.94 $87,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,330 0.44 $40.37 $83,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,060 0.17 $33.27 $69,200
Insurance Carriers 4,620 0.39 $41.76 $86,860
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 4,530 1.72 $40.98 $85,240

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 4,530 1.72 $40.98 $85,240
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 19,550 1.15 $41.94 $87,240
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 170 0.97 $42.84 $89,110
Other Investment Pools and Funds 70 0.88 $38.25 $79,550
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 70 0.85 $40.65 $84,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 40 0.04 $47.67 $99,160
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,130 0.26 $46.63 $96,980
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 450 0.15 $46.27 $96,230
Natural Gas Distribution 140 0.13 $46.07 $95,820
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 720 0.25 $46.01 $95,690


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 10,910 0.74 0.86 $43.51 $90,500
Texas 10,390 0.95 1.10 $36.35 $75,610
New York 7,000 0.81 0.94 $39.84 $82,860
Florida 6,240 0.84 0.97 $37.22 $77,410
Virginia 5,760 1.59 1.83 $43.99 $91,500




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 5,760 1.59 1.83 $43.99 $91,500
District of Columbia 960 1.45 1.67 $41.92 $87,200
Maryland 3,590 1.42 1.63 $42.63 $88,670
Massachusetts 4,530 1.39 1.61 $39.69 $82,560
Arizona 3,110 1.26 1.45 $36.21 $75,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 3,930 1.03 1.19 $46.81 $97,360
Colorado 2,400 1.04 1.20 $44.22 $91,980
Virginia 5,760 1.59 1.83 $43.99 $91,500
California 10,910 0.74 0.86 $43.51 $90,500
Washington 2,710 0.96 1.10 $43.32 $90,110





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 5,350 1.02 1.18 $44.90 $93,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,810 2.03 2.35 $46.13 $95,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,800 1.65 1.90 $40.44 $84,110
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,640 0.98 1.13 $38.83 $80,770
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,190 1.83 2.11 $40.40 $84,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,170 1.47 1.70 $37.22 $77,430
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,730 1.53 1.77 $36.82 $76,580
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,380 0.86 1.00 $38.37 $79,810
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,350 1.28 1.47 $36.79 $76,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,340 1.31 1.51 $41.85 $87,060




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)
State College, PA 630 9.54 11.01 $31.48 $65,470
Montgomery, AL 460 2.89 3.33 $32.47 $67,530
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,200 2.14 2.47 $45.60 $94,840
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 700 2.09 2.41 $29.89 $62,180
Cheyenne, WY 90 2.09 2.41 $29.72 $61,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,810 2.03 2.35 $46.13 $95,960
Boulder, CO 330 2.00 2.31 $48.86 $101,620
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 310 1.95 2.25 $34.63 $72,020
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,650 1.93 2.23 $36.59 $76,100
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,190 1.83 2.11 $40.40 $84,040