Database Administrator (DBA) Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

The average salary for a Database Administrator (DBA) in Chicago, Illinois is $70,157 per year. A skill in Transact-SQL is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Database Administrator (DBA) in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$44,957 - $101,243
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $70,156
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Database Administrator (DBA) in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$12.00 - $76.50
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,957 - $101,243  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $9,744  
Total Pay (?
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$42,182 - $104,709  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $76.50  
   
Overtime
$36.58 - $79.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $9,744  
   
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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$42,182 - $104,709  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

National Average
$71,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Transact-SQL
up arrow 20%
Oracle
up arrow 2%
National Average
$71,000
SQL
up arrow 9%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 15%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 15%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 18%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 23%
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 27 votes.
Gender
Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%
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