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Mid-Career Database Administrator (DBA) Salary (United States)

Mid-Career Database Administrators take home approximately $75K annually on average. Final cash compensation to Mid-Career Database Administrators varies from around $46K to approximately $103K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $8K, respectively. Most Mid-Career Database Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Mid-Career Database Administrators survey respondents are men (74 percent). Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Mid-Career Database Administrator (DBA) Salary (?
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$48,262 - $98,258
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $74,686
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Mid-Career Database Administrator (DBA) Salary (?
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$16.10 - $56.04
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,262 - $98,258  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,974  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $8,117  
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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$45,591 - $102,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,812
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.10 - $56.04  
   
Overtime
$13.40 - $64.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,974  
   
Profit Sharing
$972 - $8,117  
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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$45,591 - $102,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 254
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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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New York
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Boston
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Washington
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Seattle
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Charlotte
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Chicago
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Houston
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Los Angeles
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Nashville
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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National Average
$75,000
Pittsburgh
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Austin
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With a pay rate for Mid-Career Database Administrators that is 32 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Database Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+20 percent), Boston (+15 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Charlotte (+12 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average.
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
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Oracle
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PL/SQL
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Transact-SQL
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Linux
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SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$75,000
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Access
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HTML
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 419 votes.

Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%