Database Administrators in California
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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?
There were approximately 10,970 workers employed as Database Administrators in this state in 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.
The typical state has 1,300 Database Administrators working in it, which means California has more Database Administrators than average.
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%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 1,080 annual job openings, and 14,800 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 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.
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|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||520||$97,610|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||120||$76,630|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||80||$61,940|
|Santa Rosa, CA||80||$72,450|
|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|
Below are the states where Database Administrators get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
Related Careers in CA
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|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
|Network and Computer Systems Administrators||36,900|
|Computer Network Architects||16,650|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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