What does a Database Administrator do?

Database administrators ensure a company’s database is operational, secure, and searchable by building database systems according to the specialized roles of their users, and with regard to the end-users’ needs and views. They are responsible for the storing, organizing, presenting, and usage and analysis of the company’s database management software. They strive to meet the company’s storage and database needs through implementation of new databases or by integrating existing data from old to new systems. They also perform tests or modifications to ensure that a database runs and performs correctly.

Database administrators solve problems by troubleshooting programs or hardware to fix issues that arise. They routinely discuss and coordinate security measures with both the companies where they work and other administrators. They will use software to store and organize data and to ensure the data in their view is both secure from unauthorized access and simultaneously readily available for authorized users. As collaborators with data analysts, they ensure relevant parties can easily access the databases. Database administrators need a bachelor’s degree in information or computer science and often need a master’s degree in database information or information technology.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

Relational Database
Microsoft SQL Server
Shell Scripting
MS SQL Server
Database Design

Database Administrator Seniority Levels

Database Administrator
Database Administrator IV
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Database Developer
17% made the transition
Data Warehouse Architect
12% made the transition
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Database Administrator Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹6,58,974 /yr
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Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹7L
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