Which SQL query is used to find Nth highest salary from a salary table

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Can someone please help me to find out nth highest salary from the salary table in MYSQL?
Feb 14, 2022 in Database by Neha
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If you want to find nth Salary from a table where n can be any number,

Query for finding the nth Salary:

SELECT DISTINCT Salary FROM tblemployees ORDER BY Salary DESC LIMIT 1 OFFSET (n-1)

If you want to find 5th highest salary, your query should look like :

SELECT DISTINCT Salary FROM tblemployees ORDER BY Salary DESC LIMIT 1 OFFSET 4

Note: OFFSET starts from 0th position, and hence use N-1 rule here

answered Feb 14, 2022 by Vaani
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