What does a Manager, Database Administration 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.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Manager, Database Administration Salaries

Average Base Pay

$93,516 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$57K
Median: $94K
$152K
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Manager, Database Administration Career Path

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Manager, Database Administration Insights

Read what Manager, Database Administration professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
NuWareNuWare
Lead Database Administrator
Aug. 3, 2021

“There is a lot of respect for your personal time and I think nuware offers a good work life balance”

InfosenseglobalInfosenseglobal
Oracle Applications Database Administrator Consultant
Aug. 12, 2019

“5.> For increment policy there are not any good increment policy or not good increment happened.”

University of Colorado BoulderUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Senior Database Administrator
May 5, 2020

“Team was great and they were very talented some of the best to work with.”

Modern Language AssociationModern Language Association
Bibliographic Database
Oct. 8, 2020

“My supervisors at the MLA trained me thoroughly and I felt fully prepared to take on my tasks.”

MTN NigeriaMTN Nigeria
Senior Oracle Database Administrator
Jul. 23, 2021

“MTN is the best brand to work with because of the core values that is upheld top”

Macy'sMacy's
Database Administrator
Sep. 29, 2020

“Full of dedicated people willing to do what it takes to get the job done.”

General Motors (GM)General Motors (GM)
Database Administrator
May 16, 2021

“Meaning that you have a chance of getting a great manager or a terrible manager.”

Rackspace TechnologyRackspace Technology
SQL Server Database Administrator
Apr. 2, 2020

“Management want you do work 8 hours a day even if there is no work.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a manager database administration

When working as a manager database administration, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Database, Microsoft SQL Server, GLBA, Power BI and Querying.

The most similar professions to manager database administration are:
  • SQL Developer
  • Database Developer
  • Data Warehouse Architect
  • Data Engineer

The most common qualifications to become a manager database administration is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.