Occupational Employment Statistics


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).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 12050$34.43/hr$23.43/hr$27.39/hr$32.56/hr$40.24/hr$49.03/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities180$42.31/hr
Financial Activities360$50.48/hr
Professional and Business Services820$44.80/hr
Education and Health Services410$38.90/hr
Leisure and Hospitality10$35.50/hr
Other Services20$34.25/hr
Public Administration70$45.88/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/A$47.82/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State 10$48.37/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$35.78/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$35.23/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$39.07/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$37.31/hr8.3%
St Cloud MN MSA 40$35.81/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 50$43.08/hr11.8%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$35.73/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$41.60/hr-1.5%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$41.89/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 80$33.43/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$36.36/hr6.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 100$30.07/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 120$32.56/hr13.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,880$45.45/hr9.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,890$45.36/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,210$44.07/hr9.5%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Information Security Analysts 2,690$46.65/hr23.8%
Computer Systems Analysts 18,710$44.03/hr5.9%
Computer Occupations, All Other 6,200$37.94/hr9.6%
Web Developers 2,780$38.09/hr7.8%
Computer and Information Systems Managers 9,510$67.79/hr8.4%

  • Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.
  • Test programs or databases, correct errors, and make necessary modifications.
  • Review procedures in database management system manuals for making changes to database.
  • Train users and answer questions.
  • 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.
  • Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions.
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
  • Develop methods for integrating different products so they work properly together such as customizing commercial databases to fit specific needs.