Data Professionals See Salaries Rise

 
 
By Brian Prince  |  Posted 2008-09-12
 
 
 

Data Professionals See Salaries Rise

Dollars and Sense and the Data Admin

Being a database professional is not easy, but it can pay well. So says a survey of 503 members of the Independent Oracle Users Group conducted by Unisphere Research. Those surveyed included database administrators and IT managers as well as database developers and analysts. As the IOUG survey shows, certification and experience can go a long way toward making that extra buck.

Data Professionals See Salaries Rise

Data Professionals See Salaries Rise - Ranges of DBA Salaries



Ranges of DBA Salaries

The IOUG survey found that 28 percent of DBAs have six-figure base salaries, while another 47 percent are pulling in between $80,001 and $100,000. There were significant differences in the pay ranges between small and large organizations. A third of DBAs in organizations with 10,000 or more employees made over $100,000, compared with only 20 percent of those in organizations with 1,000 employees or less.

Data Professionals See Salaries Rise - Ranges of DBA Salaries

Data Professionals See Salaries Rise - DBA Salaries by Experience



DBA Salaries by Experience

None of the DBAs surveyed with less than five years of experience made more than $100,000. In contrast, 82 percent of those with 11 to 20 years experience made more than $80,000; 40 percent made more than $100,000.

Data Professionals See Salaries Rise - DBA Salaries by Experience

Data Professionals See Salaries Rise - Certification Matters



Certification Matters

The survey covered a range of Oracle certifications, including OCA (Oracle Certified Associate) and Oracle 10g OCP (Oracle Certified Professional). On the whole, those with certifications made more, though the percentage of people making more than $100,000 with and without certifications was virtually identical.

Data Professionals See Salaries Rise - Certification Matters

Data Professionals See Salaries Rise - Bigger Databases, Bigger Paychecks



Bigger Databases, Bigger Paychecks

Forty-four percent of DBAs charged with managing multiterabyte databases were making more than $100,000 a year. About 30 percent of DBAs in data warehouse environments passed $100,000.

Data Professionals See Salaries Rise - Bigger Databases, Bigger Paychecks

Data Professionals See Salaries Rise - Developers and Analysts



Developers and Analysts

Thirteen percent of database developers and analysts reported making more than $100,000 a year. However, 22 percent reported making less than $60,000, the largest single percentage of any of the salary ranges. Seventy-eight percent of this group are directly involved in application development, while another 27 percent said they are involved in project management. Most-

Data Professionals See Salaries Rise - Developers and Analysts

Data Professionals See Salaries Rise - IT Administrators



IT Administrators
Some 35 percent of IT admins surveyed cleared more than $100,000 a year, with 11 percent making more than $120,000. This group included CIOs, vice presidents, IT directors and managers, nearly half of which manage teams of 10 or more employees.

Data Professionals See Salaries Rise - IT Administrators

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