Mid-Career Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Mid-Career Database Administrators take home an average $77K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $9K, respectively — total cash payment to Mid-Career Database Administrators can bottom out near $46K or peak near $112K depending on individual performance. Most Mid-Career Database Administrators survey respondents are men (72 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Mid-Career Database Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,962 - $105,949
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$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,484
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$16.18 - $60.77
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MEDIAN: $29.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,962 - $105,949  
   
Bonus
$824 - $10,162  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,726  
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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$45,810 - $112,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 885
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.18 - $60.77  
   
Overtime
$23.15 - $71.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$824 - $10,162  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,726  
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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$45,810 - $112,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 142

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,627

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Above-average salaries for Mid-Career Database Administrators can be found in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, the three largest cities in the United States. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cincinnati, 19 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Grand Rapids (14 percent less) and Miami (6 percent less).

Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 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)
▲11%

Linux
▲9%


Transact-SQL
▲6%

PL/SQL
▲6%

MySQL
▲3%

Oracle
▲2%

IBM DB2
▲1%

National Average
$78,000

SQL
▼1%


Windows Operating System General Use
▼13%

▼14%

Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
▼16%

Microsoft Office
▼18%

Microsoft Access
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 13%
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