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Database Administrators in Kentucky

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13.9% Jobs Projection
$76,050 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Database Administrators Work in Kentucky?

There were approximately 960 workers employed as Database Administrators in this state in 2018.

There were 930 Database Administrators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Database Administrators in this state are growing at a rate of 13.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.5%.


Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 90 annual job openings, and 1,310 total jobs in 2026 for Database Administrators in this state.

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

What do Database Administrators Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Database Administrators ranged from $43,110 to $121,370 with $76,050 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.73 to $58.35. The median hourly rate was $36.56.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $35.1 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.46.

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


Top Kentucky 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
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 690 $99,100
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 570 $88,570
Lexington-Fayette, KY 160 $65,800
Evansville, IN-KY 30 $88,490

Top States for Database Administrators Employment

View the list below to see 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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