For San Diego Database Administrators, annual average wages total $79K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Database Administrators in San Diego, Calif. report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$50,658 - $118,359
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$51K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,888
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$0.00 - $19,866  
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$38,783 - $134,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Hourly Rate
$46.50  
   
Overtime
$57.38  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,866  
   
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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$38,783 - $134,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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Pay by Experience Level for Database Administrator (DBA)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $77K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $97K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $107K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $80K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$82,000

Late-Career
up arrow 2%


Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

SQL
up arrow 32%

Database Administration
up arrow 16%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 9%

National Average
$82,000

Transact-SQL
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 23%

MySQL
up arrow 25%

Data Analysis
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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