Database Administrators

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
47%
risk level
POLLING
54%
Based on 139 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
8.1%
by year 2032
WAGES
$99,890
or $48.02 per hour
Volume
80,520
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
5.9/10

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Automation risk

47% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

User poll

54% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 47% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Database Administrators will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Database Administrators' job openings is expected to rise 8.1% by 2032

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Database Administrators' was $99,890, or $48 per hour

'Database Administrators' were paid 115.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 80,520 people employed as 'Database Administrators' within the United States.

This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Database Administrators'.

Job description

Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. Identify, investigate, and resolve database performance issues, database capacity, and database scalability. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.

SOC Code: 15-1242.00

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Comments

Steve Scanlan (Uncertain) says
I think it's hard to say. Some things can be automated but in a crisis, is AI going to be able to restore a database and port across the lost information? Is AI going to build out a SQL server (talking about everything beyond installation, users, linked servers, backups, etc.)
May 14, 2024 at 04:23 PM

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