Mid-Career Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Pay for Mid-Career Database Administrators sits in the ballpark of $77K annually. Total incomes of Mid-Career Database Administrators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $9K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $46K and $111K. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Database Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Mid-Career Database Administrators who answered the questionnnaire. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,366 - $105,668
$50K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,472
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$16.13 - $60.17
$16
$29
$60
MEDIAN: $29.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,366 - $105,668  
   
Bonus
$498.33 - $10,206  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$45,557 - $111,375  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 832
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.13 - $60.17  
   
Overtime
$22.85 - $71.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$498.33 - $10,206  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$45,557 - $111,375  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 136

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,519

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles — America's three largest cities — boast salaries well above the national rate for Mid-Career Database Administrators. Cincinnati is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 19 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Grand Rapids and Miami (14 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.
5-9 years
76%
10-19 years
24%
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Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
▲12%

Linux
▲9%


Transact-SQL
▲6%

PL/SQL
▲6%

MySQL
▲3%

Oracle
▲2%

IBM DB2
▲1%

National Average
$78,000

SQL
▼1%


▼13%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼13%

Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
▼16%

Microsoft Office
▼18%

Microsoft Access
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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