Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

A Database Administrator (DBA) earns an average salary of $69,861 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are UNIX, PL/SQL, Oracle, and Linux.

$43,543 - $99,255

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$13.89 - $50.47

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,543 - $99,255  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,875  
Profit Sharing
$747 - $8,388  
Commission
$150.00 - $13,000  
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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$40,364 - $102,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,007
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.89 - $50.47  
   
Overtime
$15.38 - $61.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,875  
   
Commission
$150.00 - $13,000  
Profit Sharing
$747 - $8,388  
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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$40,364 - $102,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 637
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Job Description for Database Administrator (DBA)

A database administrator (DBA) is an IT professional who ensures that the software used to manage a database is properly maintained to allow rapid access when needed. Because constant access, searches, traffic are likely to have a damaging effect on any company database, the DBA works to maintain the efficiency of the servers. He or she also will typically work to ensure data security, coordinating with an IT security professional or team in larger companies to help maintain the integrity of sensitive business data.

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Database Administrator (DBA) Tasks

  • Monitor and optimize system performance using index tuning, disk optimization, and other methods.
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain a database system.
  • Implement, configure, and troubleshoot database instances, replication, backup, partitions, storage, and access.
  • Set user privileges within the database environment.

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

Database Administrator (DBA) in Allentown:
"Demanding Stress In Corporate Culture Doing The Work Of Three People."
Pros: Challenging, rewarding, lots to learn, variety of tasks, direct mail, database, fundraising.
Cons: Hourly position but work is salary work. Doing the work of 3 different people, not enough time to do the work required. Work environment is stressful. Not appreciated by upper management.

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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries




National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

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National Average
$69,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 829 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
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