Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) is C$54,243 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are UNIX, Oracle, IBM DB2, Performance Analysis, and Microsoft SQL Server.

C$38,551 - C$72,492
(Median)
C$39K
C$54K
C$72K
MEDIAN: C$54,242
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C$13.51 - C$40.69
(Median)
C$14
C$26
C$41
MEDIAN: C$26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$25KC$50KC$75K
Salary
C$38,551 - C$72,492  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$5,987  
Profit Sharing
C$4,200  
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$36,987 - C$73,910  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 284
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$16C$32C$48
Hourly Rate
C$13.51 - C$40.69  
   
Hourly Tips
C$2.50  
Overtime
C$18.38 - C$47.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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C$0C$32KC$64KC$96K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$5,987  
   
Profit Sharing
C$4,200  
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).
)
C$36,987 - C$73,910  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$55,282

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Database Administrator (DBA) Advice

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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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Oracle
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IBM DB2
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Performance Analysis
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Microsoft SQL Server
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SQL
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Oracle DB 8i/9i/10g/ 11i
up arrow 8%

National Average
C$55,000

Database Management & Reporting
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HTML
up arrow 7%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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