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)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 160165 3.11 44
United States 120,000133,400 11.11,340 2,5903,920

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 41.8922.7429.97 40.8452.8662.47
Alaska 37.4118.3025.60 34.6646.0557.44
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 38.5417.3524.76 34.9648.6960.95
Balance of State 35.9217.9525.70 30.8643.1855.73

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
20740 19.352.7 41.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation34
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation12
UI claimants previously working in occupation6
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 149
Number of job position postings 16
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.3

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

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

North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Access Complete

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Computer Science Bac

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Computer Science Bac
Computer Science Mas

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s IT Workers (April 2013)