Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

15-1061 Database Administrators

Coordinate changes to computer databases, test and implement the database applying knowledge of database management systems. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
108,080 1.0 % $35.72 $74,290 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.61 $25.71 $34.40 $44.83 $54.90
Annual Wage (2) $40,780 $53,470 $71,550 $93,260 $114,200


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 16,500 $39.06 $81,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8,220 $37.39 $77,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,580 $31.38 $65,270
Insurance Carriers 4,260 $37.58 $78,160
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 4,080 $38.02 $79,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Rail Transportation 90 $51.18 $106,460
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 140 $47.42 $98,630
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 40 $43.06 $89,560
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,430 $42.79 $89,000
Natural Gas Distribution 110 $42.75 $88,920


State profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 1,390 $38.12 $79,300 2.181
Delaware 620 $40.17 $83,560 1.511
Colorado 3,330 $35.42 $73,680 1.491
Virginia 4,720 $38.52 $80,120 1.315
Maryland 3,200 $40.53 $84,300 1.278

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Maryland 3,200 $40.53 $84,300 1.278
Delaware 620 $40.17 $83,560 1.511
New York 7,920 $39.56 $82,290 0.933
California 12,950 $39.41 $81,970 0.891
New Jersey 3,840 $39.14 $81,410 0.998


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

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

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Durham, NC 820 $36.79 $76,520 2.963
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,950 $34.63 $72,020 2.532
Ithaca, NY 120 (8) (8) 2.325
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 670 $30.03 $62,450 2.017
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,520 $40.14 $83,490 1.964

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,610 $44.42 $92,400 1.813
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,430 $44.32 $92,180 1.452
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,830 $43.10 $89,650 0.966
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,360 $42.12 $87,600 1.257
Bloomington-Normal, IL 70 $41.66 $86,640 0.833


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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