Enterprise Careers: Database Analyst

Database analysts fulfill a crucial role in any organization and are most often responsible for maintaining and modifying a company's databases.

Compensation

Average salaries:

Nationwide - $56,859

West - $56,785(**)

Midwest - $54,828(**)

South - $58,804(**)

Northeast - $57,171(**)

Percent receiving bonuses:

Profit-sharing bonus - 8.3%

Annual personal performance bonus - 9.8%Team performance bonus - 2.3%Bonus for completion of major project - 16.2%Raises:

Average 1999 salary increase - 7.9%

Satisfaction:

Percent who feel fairly compensated - 64.0%Vital statisticsPlace in organization:

Average number of direct and indirect reports - 2.8Average budget for computer-related equipment - $1.14 millionBusiness/technology focus:

Percent who focus primarily on technology - 40.4%Percent who focus on both technology and strategic business problems - 53.8%Highest level of education completed(*):

Bachelor's degree - 62.4%

Master's degree - 20.2%

Time on, time off

Average workweek - 46.0 hours

Percent on call - 66.5%

Percent compensated for being on call - 10.2%Average vacation, sick days, holidays - 35.2 daysPercent offered flexible work hours - 72.9%Career path"The next step for a database analyst might be to move into a database architect role, where they are responsible for building a database from scratch."

-- Cathy Neubauer, senior technical recruiter, Pencom Systems, Reston, Va.

Professional resource

Association of Database Developers - www.addnet.orgSOURCES: 1999 INFOWORLD COMPENSATION SURVEY, PENCOM SYSTEMS* Of the 93.4 percent of respondents who reported a degree.

** These figures are based on fewer than 30 respondents and are unstable.

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