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.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $27.73/hr
Median: $36.61/hr
Experienced: $46.06/hr

Current Employment
321 (2016)

Projected Employment
341 (2025)

Growth for Database Administrators

Jobs 2015Jobs 2025Change (2015-2025)% Change (2015-2025)

Industries Employing Database Administrators

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2016)% of Occupation in Industry (2016)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
Computer Systems Design Services4012.5%1.0%
Custom Computer Programming Services247.4%1.0%
Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices 185.7%0.4%
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals185.7%0.7%
Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers134.1%0.6%

Occupational Tasks

  • Test programs or databases, correct errors, and make necessary modifications.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
  • Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.
  • Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions.