Database Administrators with Linux skills take home an average $72K per year. In the world of Database Administrators with Linux skills, overall income ranges from $41K near the bottom to $117K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $25K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most Database Administrators with Linux skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Database Administrators with Linux skills survey respondents are men (77 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$44,438 - $112,866
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$44K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,555
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$12.69 - $67.87
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$13
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,438 - $112,866  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,147  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $24,658  
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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$41,358 - $116,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $67.87  
   
Overtime
$45.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,147  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $24,658  
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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$41,358 - $116,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $64K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $85K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $101K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $96K.

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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 42%

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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