Database Administrator (DBA) with Linux Skills Salary

Pay for Database Administrators with Linux skills sits in the ballpark of $75K annually. Total cash compensation to Database Administrators with Linux skills approaches anywhere from $46K on the lower end to $116K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $8K from profit sharing. Work is enjoyable for Database Administrators with Linux skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The vast majority (80 percent) of Database Administrators with Linux skills who answered the questionnaire are male. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$46,238 - $112,564
(Median)
$46K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,366
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$12.29 - $69.04
(Median)
$12
$32
$69
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,238 - $112,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,287  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $8,170  
Commission
$13,000  
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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$46,438 - $116,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 302
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $69.04  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $73.76  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,287  
   
Commission
$13,000  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $8,170  
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).
)
$46,438 - $116,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $66K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $83K. Database Administrators with Linux skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $96K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $91K.

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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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