Database Administrator (DBA) with Linux Skills Salary

For Database Administrators with Linux skills, annual average wages total $75K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Database Administrators with Linux skills can bottom out near $46K or peak near $116K depending on individual performance. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 80 percent of Database Administrators with Linux skills are male. Most Database Administrators with Linux skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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).
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$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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $66K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $83K. Database Administrators with Linux skills see a median salary of $96K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $91K on average.

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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
up arrow 13%

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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