Database Architects

risk level
Based on 42 votes
by year 2032
or $64.84 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

36% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

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User poll

47% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, employees may be able to find reassurance in the automated risk level we have generated, which shows 36% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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


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)


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Database Architects' job openings is expected to rise 10.3% by 2032

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


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Database Architects' was $134,870, or $64 per hour

'Database Architects' were paid 191.2% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 62,470 people employed as 'Database Architects' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as 'Database Architects'.

Job description

Design strategies for enterprise databases, data warehouse systems, and multidimensional networks. Set standards for database operations, programming, query processes, and security. Model, design, and construct large relational databases or data warehouses. Create and optimize data models for warehouse infrastructure and workflow. Integrate new systems with existing warehouse structure and refine system performance and functionality.

SOC Code: 15-1243.00


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John Maxwell (No chance) says
The job of a database architect involves designing and managing complex database systems. This requires a high level of technical skills and experience.

Additionally, it involves making decisions about trade-offs between performance, scalability, security, and other factors. These decisions can have a significant impact on the success of an organization's IT systems.

Automation of these tasks may be possible to some extent. However, the complex nature of database architecture, as well as the need for human judgment and experience, mean that full automation is unlikely in the near future.

Ultimately, the job of a database architect requires a combination of technical knowledge and creative problem-solving. These are uniquely human skills that cannot be easily replaced by machines.
Feb 08, 2023 at 01:22 AM
Dave Leininger (Moderate) says
Rigid rules are contrasted with the open storage of raw data. The days of setting up perfect folders, for instance, to make finding emails and trends are long gone.

Similarly, relational structures are not performant for graph data at usable levels. AI will have plenty of examples, both internal to an organization and via accepted issue-specific models, to architect and tune storage.
Mar 29, 2022 at 08:35 PM

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