Database Administrators (15-1141)

Occupation description:  Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases. Excludes Information Security Analysts (15-1122).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 177182 2.84 712
United States 119,500133,200 11.52,700 5,2009,270

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 42.8123.3130.70 41.8454.1863.66
Alaska 39.3121.3027.98 37.1248.2259.75
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 40.2818.9627.35 37.8049.4862.72
Balance of State 36.9925.7728.31 33.4045.5956.90

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
18021 11.759.5 44.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation46
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation20
UI claimants previously working in occupation13
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 155
Number of job position postings 17
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.1

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Cybersecurity Management & Policy BS
Information Assurance Certificate

 Degree
North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Access Complete

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Computer Systems Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Computer Systems Technology AAS

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s IT Workers (April 2013)