﻿ SQL: Maximum salary for each job name except for PRESIDENT

# SQL Exercise: Maximum salary for each job name except for PRESIDENT

## SQL subqueries on employee Database: Exercise-75 with Solution

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75. From the following table, write a SQL query to find the maximum average salary drawn for each job except for PRESIDENT.

Sample table: employees

Sample Solution:

``````SELECT max(myavg)
FROM
(SELECT avg(salary) myavg
FROM employees
WHERE job_name != 'PRESIDENT'
GROUP BY job_name) a;
``````

Sample Output:

```          max
-----------------------
3100.0000000000000000
(1 row)
```

Explanation:

The said query in SQL that selects the maximum average salary among all job positions except for 'PRESIDENT' from the 'employees' table.

The inner query selects the average salary for each job position from the 'employees' table and the 'WHERE' clause excludes the 'PRESIDENT' job position. The results are grouped by the job name.

The outer query selects the maximum average salary from the results of the inner query and returns it as a single value.

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Structure of employee Database:

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