Mid-Career Database Administrators pull down an average of $78K per year. Total cash compensation to Mid-Career Database Administrators bottoms out near $47K and approaches $111K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $9K from profit sharing. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Making up 73 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.

$51,136 - $105,363
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$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,980
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$16.23 - $60.70
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MEDIAN: $29.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,136 - $105,363  
   
Bonus
$502 - $10,090  
Profit Sharing
$0.18 - $8,940  
Total Pay (?
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$46,646 - $111,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 872
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$16.23 - $60.70  
   
Overtime
$23.31 - $87.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$502 - $10,090  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.18 - $8,940  
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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$46,646 - $111,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 139

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,978

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For those looking to make money, Mid-Career Database Administrators in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Database Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+28 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), and Minneapolis (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cincinnati, which sits 19 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Miami and Dallas (6 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 votes.
076
5-9 years
76%
10-19 years
24%
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Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
up arrow 10%

Linux
up arrow 9%

PL/SQL
up arrow 7%

Transact-SQL
up arrow 6%


Oracle
up arrow 5%

MySQL
0%

National Average
$78,000

SQL
up arrow 1%


IBM DB2
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 13%

Data Analysis
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
up arrow 17%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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