Database Administrator (DBA) in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average salary for a Database Administrator (DBA) in Chicago, Illinois is $74,612 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Oracle, SQL, and Data Analysis. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$40,961 - $111,757
$41K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,894
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$22.08 - $63.87
$51
MEDIAN: $51.00
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$40,961 - $111,757  
   
Bonus
$96.96 - $12,365  
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$43,611 - $123,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Hourly Rate
$51.00  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
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$96.96 - $12,365  
   
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$43,611 - $123,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Database Administrator (DBA)

Pay by Experience for a Database Administrator (DBA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Database Administrator (DBA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Database Administrator (DBA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Database Administrator (DBA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 17 salaries. A Database Administrator (DBA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

▲20%

▲16%

National Average
$79,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Oracle
▲16%

SQL
▲15%

Data Analysis
▲13%


National Average
$79,000


Transact-SQL
▼5%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼8%

Microsoft Access
▼21%

Microsoft Office
▼23%

PL/SQL
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 15%
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