How much does a Database Engineer III make in the United States? The average Database Engineer III salary in the United States is $125,401 as of May 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $112,266 and $138,231. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Database Engineer III

Database Engineer III plans, designs, develops and implements an organization's databases. Monitors the performance, scalability and security and resolves any issues. Being a Database Engineer III evaluates existing database design to determine necessary updates and integration requirements of new design, and to ensure final solutions meet organizational needs. Requires comprehensive knowledge of database technologies, along with solid coding and computer system skills. Additionally, Database Engineer III typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a manager. The Database Engineer III contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. To be a Database Engineer III typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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