The average pay for an Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) is C$55,579 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are UNIX and Performance Analysis.

C$36,779 - C$72,708
C$37K
C$56K
C$73K
MEDIAN: C$55,579
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C$12.22 - C$55.18
C$12
C$25
C$55
MEDIAN: C$25.03
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$26KC$52KC$78K
Salary
C$36,779 - C$72,708  
   
Bonus
C$98.63 - C$6,953  
Profit Sharing
C$9,000  
Total Pay (?
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C$34,722 - C$76,621  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$19C$38C$57
Hourly Rate
C$12.22 - C$55.18  
   
Overtime
C$46.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$98.63 - C$6,953  
   
Profit Sharing
C$9,000  
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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C$34,722 - C$76,621  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Database Administrator (DBA) in Calgary:
`"$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.

Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
25%
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Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
▲20%

Performance Analysis
▲19%

IBM DB2
▲10%


SQL
▲8%

Oracle DB 8i/9i/10g/ 11i
▲7%

Oracle
▲4%

National Average
C$57,000


Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼9%

HTML
▼10%

Database Administration
▼10%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼12%

Microsoft Access
▼12%

Microsoft Office
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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