The average pay for an Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) is C$55,698 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are UNIX and Performance Analysis.

C$36,381 - C$72,856
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C$36K
C$56K
C$73K
MEDIAN: C$55,697
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C$12.08 - C$53.33
(Median)
C$12
C$28
C$53
MEDIAN: C$27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$26KC$52KC$78K
Salary
C$36,381 - C$72,856  
   
Bonus
C$50.00 - C$6,741  
Profit Sharing
C$5,880  
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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C$34,791 - C$75,175  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$18C$36C$54
Hourly Rate
C$12.08 - C$53.33  
   
Overtime
C$18.38 - C$47.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$50.00 - C$6,741  
   
Profit Sharing
C$5,880  
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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C$34,791 - C$75,175  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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National Average: C$57,098

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Database Administrator (DBA) in Calgary:
"See the efforts of your hard work and creative thinking"
As a DBA you will receive a constant stream of requests to get better performance from the systems you are maintaining. Performance Tuning is one of the most complex tasks in IT, yet when you can say that with a novel index or by using a window function in a query that you can reduce execution time by a substantial amount, you get an amazing sense of fulfillment as you see your hard work and creative thinking in action.

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Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
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Performance Analysis
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IBM DB2
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Microsoft SQL Server
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SQL
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Oracle DB 8i/9i/10g/ 11i
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Oracle
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National Average
C$57,000

Database Management & Reporting
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HTML
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Access
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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