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Database Administrators in Texas

Is Texas a good place for you to work as a Database Administrator?

17.9% Jobs Projection
$93,200 Median Salary
1,020 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Database Administrators Work in Texas?

There were approximately 11,020 workers employed as Database Administrators in this state in 2018.

There were 11,570 Database Administrators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 550 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Database Administrators in TX Employment Trend

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

Database Administrators in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Database Administrators in this state are growing at a rate of 17.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.5%.

Job Projections for Database Administrators: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,020 annual job openings, and 13,920 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Database Administrators ranged from $54,200 to $140,010 with $93,200 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.06 to $67.31. The median hourly rate was $44.81.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $42.45 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.36.

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

Database Administrators Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,620 $96,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,340 $95,450
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,770 n/a
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 970 $84,470
El Paso, TX 120 $70,230
College Station-Bryan, TX 90 $83,090
Corpus Christi, TX 80 $84,460
Killeen-Temple, TX 70 $77,410
Amarillo, TX 60 $75,410
Tyler, TX 60 $77,060
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 50 $70,610
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 40 $67,810
Midland, TX 40 $76,240
Waco, TX 40 $78,850

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 TX Employment Total
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 35,100
Computer Network Architects 12,560

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