Median pay for Database Administrators with Linux skills is around $73K annually. Cash earnings for Database Administrators with Linux skills — including $10K in bonuses and $24K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $46K to $117K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Database Administrators with Linux skills greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$46,766 - $114,396
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$73K
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MEDIAN: $72,890
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$12.69 - $67.87
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MEDIAN: $27.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,766 - $114,396  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $24,468  
Total Pay (?
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$46,154 - $116,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $67.87  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $88.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $24,468  
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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$46,154 - $116,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $65K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $85K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $102K. For some reason, Database Administrators with Linux skills with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $91K.

Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 42%

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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