The average salary for a Database Administrator (DBA) is £30,589 per year. 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. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are UNIX, Linux, PL/SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and SQL.

£17,697 - £48,343
£18K
£31K
£48K
MEDIAN: £30,589
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50%
90%

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£6.92 - £13.81
£6
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MEDIAN: £8.46
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National Salary Data (?
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£0£17K£34K£51K
Salary
£17,697 - £48,343  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £7,047  
Profit Sharing
£2,000  
Total Pay (?
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£16,725 - £49,444  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 267
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£27£54£81
Hourly Rate
£6.92 - £13.81  
   
Overtime
£9.85 - £78.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£60K£120K£180K
Bonus
£0.00 - £7,047  
   
Profit Sharing
£2,000  
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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£16,725 - £49,444  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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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 $25,000 based on 189 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 $35,000 based on 101 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 $36,000 based on 61 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 $36,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £29,750

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Database Administrator (DBA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Database Administrator (DBA)?

Database Administrator (DBA) in Cardiff:
"The good and the bad"
Pros: flexibility of my employer. Friendly relaxed atmosphere and environment. Ability to take time off as and when I want. Start and finish at the times I want. Regular breaks. Random gifts from time to time from my employer.
Cons: When other staff are off I have to go out in the field and cover their work.

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Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

▲21%

Late-Career
▲21%

▲18%

National Average
₤30,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
▲36%

Linux
▲25%


PL/SQL
▲16%

SQL
▲11%

▲3%

National Average
₤30,000




Visual Basic (VB)
▼14%

▼18%

Microsoft Excel
▼23%

Database Management & Reporting
▼24%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 53%