Database Administrators
SOC: 15-1141.00

Description:

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.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
120,000 employed

Projected (2024):
133,400 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Automatic Data Processing Planner (ADP Planner)
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Computer Architect
  • Data Administrator
  • Data Architect
  • Data Base Design Analyst
  • Data Center Manager
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Data Management Associate
  • Data Management Information Technology Specialist
  • Data Miner
  • Data Modeler
  • Data Modeling Specialist
  • Data Recovery Planner
  • Data Storage Specialist
  • Data Warehouse Architect
  • Data Warehousing Engineer
  • Database Administration Associate
  • Database Administration Manager
  • Database Administrator (DBA)
  • Database Analyst
  • Database Coordinator
  • Database Design Analyst
  • Database Designer
  • Database Developer
  • Database Engineer
  • Database Management System Specialist (DBMS Specialist)
  • Database Manager
  • Database Modeler
  • Database Programmer
  • Database Security Administrator
  • Database Software Technician
  • Database Specialist
  • Database Technician
  • Database Tester
  • Databases Computer Consultant
  • Databases Software Consultant
  • ETL Developer
  • Information Architect
  • Information Engineer
  • Information Scientist
  • Information Systems Administrator
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Information Technology Administrator (IT Administrator)
  • Information Technology Analyst (IT Analyst)
  • Internet Database Specialist
  • Knowledge Architect
  • Management Information Systems Director (MIS Director)
  • Network Administrator
  • Oracle Database Administrator (Oracle DBA)
  • Oracle Developer
  • Peoplesoft Developer
  • Picture Archiving and Communication Systems Administrator (PACS Administrator)
  • Programmer Analyst
  • SQL Database Administrator
  • SQL Developer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Manager
  • Technical Support Manager


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media


  • Tasks:

  • Develop standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information.
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
  • 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.
  • Approve, schedule, plan, and supervise the installation and testing of new products and improvements to computer systems such as the installation of new databases.
  • Train users and answer questions.
  • Establish and calculate optimum values for database parameters, using manuals and calculator.
  • Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.
  • Develop data model describing data elements and how they are used, following procedures and using pen, template or computer software.
  • Develop methods for integrating different products so they work properly together such as customizing commercial databases to fit specific needs.
  • Review project requests describing database user needs to estimate time and cost required to accomplish project.
  • Review procedures in database management system manuals for making changes to database.
  • Work as part of a project team to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations.
  • Select and enter codes to monitor database performance and to create production database.
  • Identify and evaluate industry trends in database systems to serve as a source of information and advice for upper management.
  • Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions.
  • Review workflow charts developed by programmer analyst to understand tasks computer will perform, such as updating records.
  • Revise company definition of data as defined in data dictionary.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Desktop computers
  • Hard disk drives
  • Mainframe computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Redundant array of independent disks RAID systems
  • Tape libraries
  • Access management software
  • Acronis Recovery Expert
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash
  • Advanced business application programming ABAP
  • AJAX
  • Apache Cassandra
  • Apache Hadoop
  • Apache Hive
  • Apache HTTP Server
  • Apache Maven
  • Apache Pig
  • Apache Solr
  • Apache Struts
  • Apache Tomcat
  • Apple Macintosh OS
  • Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge
  • Blackboard software
  • BMC Software Change Manager
  • BMC Software Control-M software
  • BMC Software Recovery Manager RMAN
  • C
  • C#
  • C++
  • CA Erwin Data Modeler
  • CA IDMS
  • Catalog navigation software
  • Citrix software
  • Cluster server software
  • Common business oriented language COBOL
  • Computer Associates Log Analyzer
  • Computer based training software
  • Concurrency control software
  • Customer information control system CICS
  • Dassault Systemes CATIA software
  • Data definition language DDL
  • Data dictionary software
  • Data entry software
  • Data manipulation language DML
  • Data mapping software
  • Data modeling software
  • Data transformation services DTS software
  • Data validation software
  • Database capacity planning software
  • Database cloning software
  • Database design software
  • Database security software
  • Database testing software
  • Delphi software
  • Deployment software
  • DOS shell script
  • Drupal
  • Dynamic hypertext markup language DHTML
  • Eclipse software
  • Embarcadero Technologies DBArtisan
  • Encryption software
  • Enterprise JavaBeans
  • Epic Systems software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Extensible HyperText Markup Language XHTML
  • Extensible markup language XML
  • FileMaker Pro software
  • Fund accounting software
  • Hewlett Packard HP-UX
  • Hewlett Packard LoadRunner
  • Hewlett-Packard HP Omniback II
  • Hibernate ORM
  • Human resource management software HRMS
  • Hypertext markup language HTML
  • IBM ADSTAR
  • IBM Cognos Impromptu
  • IBM DB2
  • IBM Domino
  • IBM Informix
  • IBM InfoSphere DataStage
  • IBM Notes
  • IBM Power Systems software
  • IBM Rational Data Architect
  • IBM WebSphere
  • Index tuning software
  • Informatica Big Data
  • Informatica Corporation PowerCenter
  • Integrated development environment IDE software
  • JavaScript
  • Job control language JCL
  • jQuery
  • Kornshell
  • LAMP Stack
  • Legato NetWorker
  • LexisNexis software
  • Linux
  • McAfee software
  • Micosoft SQL Server Analysis Services SSAS
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft ActiveX
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Dynamics software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft SharePoint software
  • Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services SSIS
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server software
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition VBScript
  • Microsoft Visual Basic.NET
  • Microsoft Visual C# .NET
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Word
  • MicroStrategy software
  • Minitab software
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL software
  • Nagios
  • Node.js
  • NoSQL software
  • Object database management system ODBMS software
  • Oracle Application Express APEX
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
  • Oracle Data Guard
  • Oracle Designer
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Financials
  • Oracle Eloqua software
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Oracle Hyperion software
  • Oracle Java
  • Oracle JavaServer Pages JSP
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Oracle JDBC
  • Oracle Learning Management OLM software
  • Oracle PeopleSoft Financials
  • Oracle PeopleSoft software
  • Oracle PL/SQL
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management software
  • Oracle Real Application Cluster RAC
  • Oracle Reports
  • Oracle Solaris
  • Oracle SQL Loader
  • Oracle SQL Plus
  • Oracle WebLogic Server
  • Perforce Helix software
  • PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
  • PostgreSQL software
  • Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
  • Prolog
  • Puppet
  • Python
  • Qlik Tech QlikView
  • Quest Central
  • R
  • ReCrystallize Crystal Reports
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat WildFly
  • Relational database management software
  • Restructured extended executor REXX
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Safe Software FME
  • SAP Business Objects software
  • SAP Crystal Reports
  • SAP software
  • SAS software
  • Shell script
  • Splunk Enterprise
  • Spring Framework
  • SPSS software
  • StataCorp Stata
  • Storage area network SAN software
  • Storage management software
  • Structured query language SQL
  • Sybase PowerBuilder
  • Sybase Replication Server
  • Sybase software
  • Sybase SQL Server
  • Symantec security software
  • Systems and data disaster recovery software
  • Tableau software
  • Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse
  • Teradata Database
  • Test data generator software
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • Transact-SQL
  • Unified modeling language UML
  • UNIX
  • VERITAS NetBackup
  • Virtual private networking VPN software
  • Visual Paradigm DB Visual ARCHITECT
  • Wireshark


  • computer and mathematical


    industry stats

    SOC: 15-0000

    Total Employed: 4,005,250

    Average Annual Salary: $86,170