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Database Administrators in Illinois

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8.9% Jobs Projection
$96,170 Median Salary
340 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Database Administrators Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 3,570 workers employed as Database Administrators in this state in 2018.

There were 4,090 Database Administrators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 520 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Database Administrators in this state are growing at a rate of 8.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.5%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 340 annual Database Administrators job openings in Illinois, and 5,000 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,300 annual jobs and 133,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Database Administrators Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Database Administrators ranged from $56,930 to $136,530 with $96,170 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.37 to $65.64. The median hourly rate was $46.23.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $43.7 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.53.

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


Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,020 $97,680
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,620 $90,620
Peoria, IL 140 $92,100
Bloomington, IL 130 $94,770
Champaign-Urbana, IL 70 $70,780
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 50 $76,090
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 50 $71,360
Springfield, IL 40 $82,610

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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