Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
112,170 1.0 % $39.56 $82,280 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.38 $28.42 $38.60 $49.76 $59.51
Annual Wage (2) $44,470 $59,100 $80,280 $103,500 $123,780


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 18,170 1.03 $43.18 $89,810
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8,730 0.40 $41.72 $86,780
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,230 0.18 $33.87 $70,450
Insurance Carriers 4,950 0.43 $41.14 $85,580
Elementary and Secondary Schools 4,400 0.05 $31.48 $65,480

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 3,910 1.43 $40.89 $85,050
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 18,170 1.03 $43.18 $89,810
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 170 1.00 $43.96 $91,430
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 70 0.96 $39.69 $82,550
Other Investment Pools and Funds 60 0.81 $37.00 $76,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 40 0.17 $47.55 $98,900
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.02 $46.79 $97,310
Other Financial Investment Activities 1,380 0.32 $46.63 $96,990
Natural Gas Distribution 180 0.17 $46.58 $96,890
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 50 0.05 $46.57 $96,870


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)
Texas 10,970 0.98 1.18 $37.09 $77,140
California 10,870 0.72 0.87 $44.89 $93,370
Florida 6,770 0.88 1.06 $38.25 $79,560
New York 6,670 0.76 0.91 $40.65 $84,560
Virginia 5,450 1.49 1.80 $43.35 $90,170




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 5,450 1.49 1.80 $43.35 $90,170
District of Columbia 960 1.43 1.72 $44.34 $92,220
Maryland 3,460 1.35 1.63 $42.52 $88,440
Georgia 5,140 1.29 1.55 $39.53 $82,220
Arizona 3,210 1.27 1.53 $36.49 $75,900




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 3,180 0.82 0.99 $49.20 $102,350
Colorado 2,490 1.05 1.27 $45.21 $94,050
California 10,870 0.72 0.87 $44.89 $93,370
District of Columbia 960 1.43 1.72 $44.34 $92,220
Washington 2,230 0.77 0.93 $44.12 $91,760





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 4,780 0.89 1.07 $45.06 $93,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,440 1.87 2.25 $46.41 $96,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,360 1.83 2.20 $40.51 $84,250
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,450 0.92 1.11 $39.56 $82,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,210 1.43 1.73 $39.31 $81,770
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,890 1.01 1.22 $37.81 $78,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,770 1.52 1.83 $37.39 $77,770
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,720 1.52 1.83 $40.45 $84,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,420 0.60 0.72 $44.16 $91,860
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,250 1.21 1.45 $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)
State College, PA 640 9.64 11.62 $32.03 $66,630
Roanoke, VA 320 2.11 2.54 $22.27 $46,330
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 680 2.02 2.43 $29.55 $61,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,440 1.87 2.25 $46.41 $96,520
Montgomery, AL 300 1.87 2.25 $37.10 $77,170
Cheyenne, WY 80 1.87 2.25 $25.21 $52,440
Boulder, CO 310 1.87 2.25 $48.96 $101,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,360 1.83 2.20 $40.51 $84,250
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,010 1.78 2.14 $43.71 $90,910
Tallahassee, FL 280 1.77 2.13 $31.46 $65,440