Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
104,080 1.0 % $36.41 $75,730 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.99 $26.08 $35.33 $45.76 $55.61
Annual Wage (2) $41,570 $54,250 $73,490 $95,170 $115,660


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 16,050 1.12 $40.52 $84,280
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8,280 0.43 $37.70 $78,420
Insurance Carriers 4,250 0.36 $38.88 $80,880
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,200 0.15 $31.94 $66,440
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,080 0.41 $35.09 $72,990

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 3,210 1.34 $36.59 $76,120
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 220 1.14 $43.22 $89,900
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 16,050 1.12 $40.52 $84,280
Other Information Services 1,360 0.99 $39.67 $82,510
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 50 0.74 $45.30 $94,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 100 0.09 $47.11 $97,990
Rail Transportation 80 0.04 $46.15 $95,990
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 50 0.74 $45.30 $94,220
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (8) (8) $43.96 $91,430
Other Personal Services 50 0.02 $43.82 $91,150


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 12,380 0.88 1.08 $40.43 $84,090
Texas 9,180 0.91 1.11 $35.59 $74,030
New York 7,150 0.86 1.05 $39.09 $81,310
Virginia 4,890 1.39 1.69 $39.29 $81,720
Florida 4,870 0.69 0.84 $34.33 $71,410




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)
District of Columbia 1,400 2.19 2.67 $38.20 $79,450
Virginia 4,890 1.39 1.69 $39.29 $81,720
Delaware 550 1.38 1.69 $39.43 $82,020
Maryland 3,120 1.27 1.55 $38.03 $79,100
Arizona 2,760 1.17 1.42 $32.81 $68,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 12,380 0.88 1.08 $40.43 $84,090
New Jersey 3,680 0.98 1.19 $39.78 $82,750
Washington 2,310 0.86 1.05 $39.48 $82,110
Delaware 550 1.38 1.69 $39.43 $82,020
Virginia 4,890 1.39 1.69 $39.29 $81,720

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 5,510 1.11 1.35 $41.70 $86,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,660 2.04 2.49 $40.73 $84,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,740 0.98 1.19 $44.53 $92,620
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,430 0.97 1.18 $38.68 $80,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,800 1.27 1.55 $38.49 $80,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,570 1.28 1.57 $37.91 $78,840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,400 1.45 1.77 $40.25 $83,710
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,320 1.38 1.68 $33.36 $69,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,880 1.40 1.71 $40.90 $85,070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,830 1.09 1.34 $39.42 $81,990




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)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,690 2.23 2.72 $36.03 $74,940
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 230 2.06 2.51 $36.22 $75,330
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,660 2.04 2.49 $40.73 $84,710
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,740 2.03 2.48 $44.92 $93,430
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 600 1.82 2.22 $30.56 $63,570
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 520 1.65 2.02 $37.66 $78,320
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 500 1.59 1.94 $40.50 $84,230
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 850 1.55 1.89 $39.92 $83,040
Denver-Aurora, CO 1,790 1.51 1.84 $34.00 $70,720
Tallahassee, FL 230 1.46 1.79 $29.17 $60,680




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,740 2.03 2.48 $44.92 $93,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,740 0.98 1.19 $44.53 $92,620
Raleigh-Cary, NC 630 1.29 1.58 $44.52 $92,600
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,250 1.32 1.61 $43.59 $90,670
New Haven, CT 150 0.57 0.69 $41.93 $87,220
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,510 1.11 1.35 $41.70 $86,740
Boulder, CO 180 1.17 1.42 $41.45 $86,220
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,880 1.40 1.71 $40.90 $85,070
Colorado Springs, CO 250 1.05 1.29 $40.79 $84,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,660 2.04 2.49 $40.73 $84,710

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 130 1.10 1.34 $27.56 $57,330
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 110 1.59 1.94 $28.41 $59,090
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.38 0.46 $30.57 $63,580
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.46 0.56 $24.81 $51,600
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.40 0.48 $31.27 $65,030

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.90 2.32 $32.94 $68,510
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 80 1.85 2.25 $39.53 $82,230
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 110 1.59 1.94 $28.41 $59,090
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 1.14 1.39 $33.56 $69,810
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 130 1.10 1.34 $27.56 $57,330

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 80 1.85 2.25 $39.53 $82,230
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.68 0.83 $38.92 $80,960
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.97 1.18 $35.55 $73,950
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 0.45 $35.39 $73,610
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 0.48 $35.33 $73,500


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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