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Database Administrators in California

Considering a career as a Database Administrator in California?

17.5% Jobs Projection
$101,240 Median Salary
1,080 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Database Administrators in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Database Administrators in California is growing faster than average.

  • Database Administrators in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Database Administrators Work in California?

In California, there were 10,970 people working as Database Administrators in the year 2018.

There were 12,030 Database Administrators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,060 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Database Administrators in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,300 Database Administrators working in it, which means California has more Database Administrators than average.

Database Administrators in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Database Administrators in this state are growing at a rate of 17.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.5%.

Job Projections for Database Administrators: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,080 annual job openings, and a total of 14,800 jobs for California Database Administrators in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,300 annual jobs and 133,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Database Administrators Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Database Administrators ranged from $50,030 to $156,190 with $101,240 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.05 to $75.09. The median hourly rate was $48.68.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $45.92 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.76.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Database Administrators Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Database Administrators

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Database Administrators.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,420 $94,450
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,420 $109,070
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,960 $111,430
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 920 $100,820
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 620 $107,640
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 520 $97,610
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 120 $76,630
Stockton-Lodi, CA 120 $96,260
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 80 $61,940
Santa Rosa, CA 80 $72,450
Fresno, CA 70 $94,120
Bakersfield, CA 60 $83,340
Chico, CA 40 $95,920
Salinas, CA 40 $84,220
Modesto, CA 30 $80,730
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 30 $103,060
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 30 $102,970

Top States for Database Administrators Employment

The table below shows the states where most Database Administrators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 11,020 $93,200
California 10,970 $101,240
New York 7,100 $94,460
Florida 6,980 $85,470
Virginia 5,510 $96,090
Pennsylvania 5,390 $81,170
Georgia 4,280 $92,020
New Jersey 4,140 $110,150
Maryland 3,740 $80,310
Ohio 3,590 $89,980
Illinois 3,570 $96,170
Massachusetts 2,900 $97,880
North Carolina 2,870 $93,280
Michigan 2,820 $82,710
Missouri 2,770 $84,610
Colorado 2,710 $92,260
Minnesota 2,210 $90,100
Washington 2,080 $109,030
Arizona 1,930 $88,610
Alabama 1,880 $80,660

Below are the states where Database Administrators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Jersey $110,150
Washington $109,030
California $101,240
Connecticut $100,180
Massachusetts $97,880
New Hampshire $96,400
Illinois $96,170
Virginia $96,090
Utah $95,600
New York $94,460

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Occupation CA Employment Total
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 36,900
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