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Mid-Career Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Mid-Career Database Administrators take home approximately $75K annually on average. Final cash compensation to Mid-Career Database Administrators varies from around $46K to approximately $103K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $8K, respectively. Most Mid-Career Database Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Mid-Career Database Administrators survey respondents are men (74 percent). Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$48,262 - $98,258
(Median)
48K
59K
75K
87K
98K
MEDIAN: $74,686
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$16.10 - $56.04
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,262 - $98,258  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,974  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $8,117  
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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$45,591 - $102,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,812
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.10 - $56.04  
   
Overtime
$13.40 - $64.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,974  
   
Profit Sharing
$972 - $8,117  
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).
)
$45,591 - $102,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 254
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 8%

Oracle
up arrow 7%

PL/SQL
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Transact-SQL
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Linux
up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$75,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 16%

HTML
up arrow 17%

Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 419 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%