Mid-Career Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Average Mid-Career Database Administrators make around $76K per year. Cash earnings of Mid-Career Database Administrators can occasionally include $10K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $46K to almost $105K. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Mid-Career Database Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Mid-Career Database Administrators greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,181 - $100,051
(Median)
$49K
$76K
$100K
MEDIAN: $75,779
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90%

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$15.79 - $56.76
(Median)
$16
$30
$57
MEDIAN: $29.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,181 - $100,051  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,742  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $9,649  
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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$45,880 - $104,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,551
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.79 - $56.76  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $73.16  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,742  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $9,649  
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).
)
$45,880 - $104,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 240
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Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 11%

Linux
up arrow 9%

PL/SQL
up arrow 6%

Oracle
up arrow 5%

MySQL
up arrow 5%

Transact-SQL
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$76,000

Database Administration
up arrow 1%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 8%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 8%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 19%

Data Analysis
up arrow 20%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 305 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Common Health Benefits

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