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Mid-Career Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Mid-Career Database Administrators pull down an average of $75K per year. Overall cash earnings for Mid-Career Database Administrators stretch from $46K on the lower end to $103K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Male Mid-Career Database Administrators are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Database Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,103 - $98,870
(Median)
$49K
$75K
$99K
MEDIAN: $75,156
10%
50%
90%

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$15.89 - $56.51
(Median)
$16
$28
$57
MEDIAN: $28.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,103 - $98,870  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,929  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $8,093  
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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$46,464 - $103,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,704
National Hourly Rate 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.
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $56.51  
   
Overtime
$2.21 - $77.31  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,929  
   
Profit Sharing
$974 - $8,093  
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).
)
$46,464 - $103,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 239

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 9%

Oracle
up arrow 7%

PL/SQL
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Linux
up arrow 6%

Transact-SQL
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Database Administration
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$76,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 8%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 17%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 18%

Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 373 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%