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MySQL Database Administrator

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A MySQL Database Administrator administers MySQL Server data systems and structures. Uses software to store and organize data, such as an organization's records or customer information. Ensures that users can easily access the information they need and that data are protected from unauthorized access.

Job Outlook

There were 6 MySQL Database Administrator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 343 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Database Administrator industry, which includes the MySQL Database Administrator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new MySQL Database Administrator jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $100,850.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $100,850.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for MySQL Database Administrator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $97,302.

Education and Experience

Posted MySQL Database Administrator 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.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree3.5%
Bachelor's Degree58.89%
Master's Degree8.16%
Doctoral Degree1.46%
Other0.58%

Posted MySQL Database Administrator 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 ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years4.6%
3 to 5 years59.83%
6 to 8 years18.41%
9+ years17.15%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills MySQL Database Administrator 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.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (27.99%)
  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving) (27.99%)
  • Management (17.78%)
  • Planning (16.33%)
  • Operations (15.16%)
  • Research (13.12%)
  • Problem Solving (12.24%)
  • Sales (10.79%)
  • Information Technology (9.62%)
  • Leadership (9.62%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Amazon Web Services (33.83%)
  • MySQL Workbench (14.07%)
  • Computer Science (32.04%)
  • Database Design (23.65%)
  • Database Management Systems (20.06%)
  • MySQL (96.11%)
  • PHPMyAdmin (13.17%)
  • Database Administration (79.34%)
  • Linux (38.62%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (26.35%)
  • Performance Tuning (38.02%)
  • Vmstat (13.47%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (54.79%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Database Upgrades (2.99%)
  • Database Management (8.68%)
  • Agile Methodology (7.49%)
  • Amazon DocumentDB (12.28%)
  • Go (Programming Language) (11.98%)
  • Database Systems (28.44%)
  • Application Development (8.08%)
  • PHP (Scripting Language) (2.99%)
  • Perl (Programming Language) (6.89%)
  • Software Development (17.37%)
  • Automation (18.56%)
  • Amazon Relational Database Services (15.57%)
  • Bash (Scripting Language) (12.28%)
  • Backup Devices (17.37%)
  • Data Integrity (5.69%)
  • IT Capacity Management (15.27%)
  • Database Storage Structures (4.19%)
  • Unix (8.38%)
  • CouchDB (11.98%)
  • Operating Systems (8.38%)
  • IBM DB2 (3.29%)
  • Data Security (4.19%)
  • Data Management (7.49%)
  • Disaster Recovery (32.34%)
  • System Administration (3.59%)
  • Relational Database Management Systems (20.06%)
  • Search Engine Optimization (13.47%)
  • Code Review (5.09%)
  • Database Tuning (11.68%)
  • Database Security (11.38%)
  • MongoDB (15.27%)
  • DevOps (6.59%)
  • Nmap (13.47%)
  • Data Modeling (10.18%)
  • PostgreSQL (40.12%)
  • Security Domain (13.17%)
  • Market Data (11.68%)
  • Equities (11.68%)
  • PL/SQL (14.67%)
  • Unix Shell (5.99%)
  • Public Cloud (4.79%)
  • Oracle SQL Developer (13.47%)
  • Prometheus (Software) (5.09%)
  • Microsoft SQL Servers (12.28%)
  • MariaDB (5.69%)
  • Query Optimization (5.69%)
  • Shell Script (5.99%)
  • Stored Procedure (7.78%)
  • NoSQL (24.55%)
  • Grafana (5.69%)
  • Tooling (13.47%)
  • Performance Analysis (14.67%)
  • Ping (Networking Utility) (13.47%)
  • Operational Databases (3.59%)
  • Scripting (11.98%)
  • Ansible (5.69%)
  • Amazon Redshift (9.58%)
  • Terraform (5.99%)
  • Grep (13.47%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • InnoDB (3.29%)
  • MyISAM (3.29%)
  • Galera (5.69%)

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.

  • MySQL (97.87%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (55.79%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with MySQL Database Administrator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • MySQL Developer
  • Database Engineer
  • SQL Database Administrator
  • PostgreSQL Database Administrator
  • Specialist
  • Database Administrator/Engineer
  • Database Architect
  • BPM Developer
  • Web Administrator

Similar Occupations

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.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most MySQL Database Administrator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Leidos (39)
  • Oracle (24)
  • Comcast (12)
  • CSG Talent (9)
  • GovCIO (8)
  • Motion Recruitment (7)
  • The Judge Group (6)
  • Ztek Consulting (6)
  • Emerald Resource Group (5)
  • Cisco (5)

North Carolina

  • Systel (1)
  • Innosoul (1)
  • Ixl Learning (1)
  • The Matlen Silver Group (1)
  • Genesis10 (1)
  • Cynet Systems (1)

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!