A Database Administrator (DBA) earns an average salary of AU$72,593 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are UNIX, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, and Linux. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$48,523 - AU$102,584
AU$49K
AU$73K
AU$100K
MEDIAN: AU$72,593
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AU$19.38 - AU$76.52
AU$19
AU$27
AU$77
MEDIAN: AU$27.50
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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Salary
AU$48,523 - AU$102,584  
   
Bonus
AU$290.87 - AU$10,213  
Profit Sharing
AU$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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AU$46,516 - AU$105,196  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$27AU$54AU$81
Hourly Rate
AU$19.38 - AU$76.52  
   
Overtime
AU$55.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$60KAU$120KAU$180K
Bonus
AU$290.87 - AU$10,213  
   
Profit Sharing
AU$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$46,516 - AU$105,196  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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Pay by Experience Level for Database Administrator (DBA)

Pay by Experience for a Database Administrator (DBA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Database Administrator (DBA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 84 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Database Administrator (DBA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Database Administrator (DBA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 43 salaries. A Database Administrator (DBA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$70,488

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Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

▲29%

▲23%

National Average
AU$70,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
▲39%

▲36%


SQL
▲12%

Linux
▲12%

PL/SQL
▲10%

National Average
AU$70,000

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼2%



▼16%


Microsoft Excel
▼28%

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 87%