What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Manages databases and coordinates data collection and analysis for a company or organization. Develops procedures for documentation and data storage. Performs or manages data analysis for studies, projects and reports.
There were 481 Data Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 5935 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Database Architect industry, which includes the Data Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Data Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $84,889.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $61,335.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Data Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $63,127.
Education and Experience
Posted Data Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Data Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||17%|
|3 to 5 years||43%|
|6 to 8 years||19%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Data Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (46%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (33%)
- Microsoft Excel (22%)
- Research (21%)
- Detail-Oriented (21%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Data Management (48%)
- Data Quality (27%)
- SQL (25%)
- Data Governance (23%)
- Project Management (21%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Data Analysis (18%)
- Oracle (14%)
- Python (13%)
- Data Collection (13%)
- Business Process (13%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Big Data (7%)
- Data Integration (6%)
- Data Visualization (6%)
- Informatica (6%)
- Enterprise Data Management (5%)
Salary Boosting Skills
A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- Big Data Analytics (1%) – marginal value $3,087
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Data Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Data Governance Manager
- Senior Data Manager
- Data Architect II
- Purser/Data Manager - Aboard A Fishing Vessel
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Data Specialist
- Database Architect
- Data Warehouse Developer
- Data Analyst (General)
- Informatica Developer
- Senior Data Analyst
- Database Analyst / Developer
- Data Analyst (Finance)
Here are the employers that have posted the most Data Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Humana (203)
- Accenture (141)
- Deloitte (117)
- Anthem Blue Cross (115)
- American Express (73)
- University of North Carolina (19)
- Cumberland County Schools (16)
- Guilford County Schools (14)
- Wake County Schools (13)
- Durham Public Schools (10)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!