Database Administrators with Visual Basic (VB) skills can expect to earn an average of $65K per year. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Male Database Administrators with Visual Basic (VB) skills are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$42,085 - $109,477
(Median)
$42K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $65,171
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90%

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$13.38 - $34.00
(Median)
$13
$19
$34
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,085 - $109,477  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
Total Pay (?
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$38,461 - $113,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.38 - $34.00  
   
Overtime
$26.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
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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$38,461 - $113,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Pay by Experience Level for Database Administrator (DBA)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Database Administrators with Visual Basic (VB) skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $55K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $68K on average. Database Administrators with Visual Basic (VB) skills bring in $75K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $105K.

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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 70%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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