Are your peers being paid more this year? Are they switching job roles? Are they planning on leaving their companies? To find out, I run a salary survey every year for folks in the database industry. Download the raw data here and slice & dice ’em to see what’s important to you.
Salaries are on the rise again this year:
If I filter the data for just the United States, they’re on the rise too:
And if I filter the data for just DBAs, the job title I’m usually most interested in, United States DBAs are on the rise by about 6% this year:
Nice! Congrats on the raises, y’all. (On the other hand, if you’re reading this, and you didn’t get a raise, now’s the time to download this data and start having a discussion with your manager.) You might also be considering switching jobs – so which job titles are getting the most this year?
Architects, app code developers, and managers are doing well. Note, though, that I’m filtering on just United States folks here, so the survey sample size is getting smaller. Plus, I would never make long term career decisions based on money alone – you might not be happy doing a particular job. (I hated management.)
Is any one job title growing at the expense of others? Are people leaving DBA work en masse and switching to something else? No, the mix by job title has been roughly the same over the years, despite what you might have heard from Thought Leaders™:
So why do you hear Thought Leaders™ saying one job role or another is dead, and another one is on fire? Because it’s a short-term publicity trend, sometimes as short as months, where a few publication outlets run the same stories and build buzz around something in order to get clicks.
Is there a mass resignation coming? What are peoples’ career plans for 2023, and have those numbers changed from prior years?
Most of you still want to stay with the same employer, in the same role. Well, in that case, here’s to a stable, safe 2023 for y’all.