Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
108,500 1.1 % $37.19 $77,350 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.36 $26.85 $36.15 $46.46 $56.19
Annual Wage (2) $42,360 $55,840 $75,190 $96,640 $116,870


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 17,440 1.16 $40.32 $83,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8,930 0.47 $38.29 $79,650
Insurance Carriers 4,600 0.40 $39.22 $81,590
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,360 0.41 $36.72 $76,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,160 0.15 $32.80 $68,230

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 3,890 1.63 $37.35 $77,690
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 17,440 1.16 $40.32 $83,860
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 230 1.16 $43.43 $90,340
Other Information Services 1,370 0.92 $42.94 $89,300
Software Publishers 1,970 0.74 $40.24 $83,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 130 0.08 $48.95 $101,820
Other Personal Services 60 0.03 $46.49 $96,700
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 150 0.13 $46.12 $95,940
Automobile Dealers 40 (7) $45.41 $94,450
Natural Gas Distribution 120 0.11 $45.38 $94,400


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 10,920 0.78 0.92 $39.94 $83,080
Texas 9,570 0.93 1.10 $36.59 $76,100
New York 7,060 0.84 0.99 $39.27 $81,680
Virginia 5,800 1.63 1.93 $41.71 $86,750
Florida 4,800 0.67 0.79 $35.02 $72,840




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 1,190 1.84 2.18 $38.85 $80,800
Virginia 5,800 1.63 1.93 $41.71 $86,750
Massachusetts 4,060 1.29 1.52 $39.13 $81,400
Maryland 3,200 1.29 1.53 $40.22 $83,660
Missouri 3,240 1.25 1.48 $34.35 $71,460




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 3,940 1.05 1.24 $41.79 $86,920
Virginia 5,800 1.63 1.93 $41.71 $86,750
Washington 2,540 0.93 1.10 $40.57 $84,380
New Hampshire 520 0.86 1.01 $40.49 $84,230
Delaware 500 1.25 1.47 $40.36 $83,940





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 5,560 1.10 1.30 $42.62 $88,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,150 2.23 2.63 $43.81 $91,120
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,500 0.98 1.15 $39.76 $82,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,040 1.36 1.61 $40.11 $83,420
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,930 1.75 2.07 $40.32 $83,860
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,870 1.40 1.66 $38.36 $79,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,400 1.41 1.67 $34.93 $72,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,370 0.62 0.73 $39.01 $81,150
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,300 1.81 2.14 $35.25 $73,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,220 1.30 1.53 $38.30 $79,660




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-San Marcos, TX 1,840 2.34 2.77 $36.39 $75,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,150 2.23 2.63 $43.81 $91,120
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 670 2.02 2.39 $32.09 $66,740
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,680 1.91 2.26 $47.97 $99,780
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,010 1.82 2.16 $42.26 $87,900
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,300 1.81 2.14 $35.25 $73,320
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 280 1.77 2.09 $35.58 $74,000
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,930 1.75 2.07 $40.32 $83,860
Boulder, CO 270 1.73 2.04 $43.48 $90,450
Charlottesville, VA 150 1.59 1.88 $36.98 $76,930




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 1,680 1.91 2.26 $47.97 $99,780
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,190 1.24 1.46 $45.18 $93,980
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 220 0.99 1.18 $44.20 $91,930
Dalton, GA 30 0.54 0.64 $43.95 $91,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,150 2.23 2.63 $43.81 $91,120
Boulder, CO 270 1.73 2.04 $43.48 $90,450
New Haven, CT 190 0.70 0.83 $43.36 $90,180
Raleigh-Cary, NC 650 1.29 1.52 $43.34 $90,140
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 460 1.11 1.31 $42.73 $88,880
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,560 1.10 1.30 $42.62 $88,640

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 1.08 1.28 $27.90 $58,020
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 120 1.70 2.02 $28.00 $58,230
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.39 0.46 $33.17 $68,980
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.43 0.51 $35.44 $73,720
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.43 0.51 $26.16 $54,400

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 50 2.22 2.63 $35.96 $74,800
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 120 1.70 2.02 $28.00 $58,230
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 70 1.62 1.91 $41.13