Mid-Career Database Administrators can expect to earn an average of $78K per year. In the world of Mid-Career Database Administrators, overall income ranges from $46K near the bottom to $111K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Mid-Career Database Administrators greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,787 - $104,509
(Median)
$51K
$78K
$100K
MEDIAN: $77,572
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$15.51 - $60.07
(Median)
$16
$30
$60
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,787 - $104,509  
   
Bonus
$394.53 - $10,083  
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $8,312  
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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$46,393 - $110,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 859
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $60.07  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $88.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$394.53 - $10,083  
   
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $8,312  
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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$46,393 - $110,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,592

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Home to some of the best pay for Mid-Career Database Administrators, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 33 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Database Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+30 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), Houston (+21 percent), and Los Angeles (+18 percent). In Cincinnati, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Dallas and 1 percent less in Orlando, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Linux
up arrow 9%

PL/SQL
up arrow 7%

Oracle
up arrow 6%

IBM DB2
up arrow 6%


SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
up arrow 5%

Transact-SQL
up arrow 4%

National Average
$78,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

MySQL
up arrow 2%

Database Administration
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 14%

Data Analysis
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 20%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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