﻿ SQL: Sort employees with minimum salary for a designation

# SQL Exercise: Sort employees with minimum salary for a designation

## SQL subqueries on employee Database: Exercise-50 with Solution

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50. From the following table, write a SQL query to find those employees who receive minimum salary for a designation. Sort the result-set in ascending order by salary. Return complete information about the employees.

Sample table: employees

Sample Solution:

``````SELECT *
FROM employees
WHERE salary IN
(SELECT min(salary)
FROM employees
GROUP BY job_name)
ORDER BY salary ASC;
``````

Sample Output:

``` emp_id | emp_name | job_name  | manager_id | hire_date  | salary  | commission | dep_id
--------+----------+-----------+------------+------------+---------+------------+--------
63679 | SANDRINE | CLERK     |      69062 | 1990-12-18 |  900.00 |            |   2001
65271 | WADE     | SALESMAN  |      66928 | 1991-02-22 | 1350.00 |     600.00 |   3001
66564 | MADDEN   | SALESMAN  |      66928 | 1991-09-28 | 1350.00 |    1500.00 |   3001
67832 | CLARE    | MANAGER   |      68319 | 1991-06-09 | 2550.00 |            |   1001
69062 | FRANK    | ANALYST   |      65646 | 1991-12-03 | 3100.00 |            |   2001
67858 | SCARLET  | ANALYST   |      65646 | 1997-04-19 | 3100.00 |            |   2001
68319 | KAYLING  | PRESIDENT |            | 1991-11-18 | 6000.00 |            |   1001
(7 rows)
```

Explanation:

The said query in SQL that retrieves all employees from the 'employees' table whose salary is equal to the minimum salary for their job, ordered by salary in ascending order.

The subquery in the WHERE clause selects the minimum salary for each distinct value of "job_name" in the 'employees' table.

The GROUP BY clause is used in the subquery to group the results by "job_name" and select the minimum salary for each group.

The ORDER BY clause sorts the results in ascending order by salary.

## Practice Online

Structure of employee Database:

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