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10.0% Jobs Projection
$81,170 Median Salary
440 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Database Administrators Work in Pennsylvania?

5,390 people worked as Database Administrators in 2018 in this state.

There were 6,010 Database Administrators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 620 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Database Administrators in PA Employment Trend

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

Database Administrators in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Database Administrators in this state are growing at a rate of 10.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.5%.

Job Projections for Database Administrators: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 440 annual job openings, and 6,370 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Database Administrators ranged from $48,580 to $126,170 with $81,170 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.36 to $60.66. The median hourly rate was $39.02.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $38.36 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.66.

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

Database Administrators Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,490 $103,900
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,520 $90,360
Pittsburgh, PA 940 $77,260
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 710 $75,030
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 150 $61,500
York-Hanover, PA 100 $88,970
Lancaster, PA 100 $75,390
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 90 $73,420
Erie, PA 90 n/a
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 50 $69,390
Johnstown, PA 40 $59,310

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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