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Database Administrator (DBA) Salary with Linux skills

An average Database Administrator with Linux skills can expect to take home roughly $75K annually. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Database Administrators with Linux skills spread between $43K and $111K depending on individual performance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of Database Administrators with Linux skills are male. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,613 - $107,673
(Median)
$46K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,017
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$12.49 - $63.02
(Median)
$12
$31
$63
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,613 - $107,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,277  
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $7,973  
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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$43,285 - $111,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 365
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.49 - $63.02  
   
Overtime
$17.31 - $74.07  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,277  
   
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $7,973  
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).
)
$43,285 - $111,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Pay by Experience Level for Database Administrator (DBA) with Linux skills

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $65K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $80K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $93K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $92K.

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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) with Linux skills Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%
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