|Quick Facts: Database Administrators|
$87,020 per year
$41.84 per hour
|11% (Faster than average)|
Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and secure from unauthorized access.
Many database administrators work in firms that provide computer design services or in industries that have large databases, such educational institutions and insurance companies. Almost all database administrators work full time.
Database administrators usually have a bachelor’s degree in an information- or computer- related subject, such as computer science.
The median annual wage for database administrators was $87,020 in May 2017.
Employment of database administrators is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth in this occupation will be driven by the increased data needs of companies across the economy.
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