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Mid-Career Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

The average Mid-Career Database Administrator can expect to rake in roughly $75K annually. Total incomes of Mid-Career Database Administrators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $46K and $103K. 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. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Database Administrators is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,105 - $98,871
(Median)
$49K
$75K
$99K
MEDIAN: $75,346
10%
50%
90%

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$15.85 - $55.44
(Median)
$16
$28
$55
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
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
$49,105 - $98,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,927  
Profit Sharing
$824 - $8,050  
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).
)
$46,381 - $103,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,677
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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.85 - $55.44  
   
Overtime
$2.00 - $66.17  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,927  
   
Profit Sharing
$824 - $8,050  
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).
)
$46,381 - $103,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233

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

UNIX
up arrow 7%

Oracle
up arrow 6%

Transact-SQL
up arrow 5%

PL/SQL
up arrow 5%

Linux
up arrow 5%

Database Administration
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 2%

National Average
$76,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 5%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 8%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 17%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 18%

Data Analysis
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 358 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Common Health Benefits

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