The average salary for a Database Administrator (DBA) in Chicago, Illinois is $74,726 per year. A skill in SQL is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$40,067 - $108,057
(Median)
$40K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,725
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MEDIAN: $45.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,067 - $108,057  
   
Bonus
$1,957 - $16,611  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
Total Pay (?
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$41,551 - $117,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$45.00  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,957 - $16,611  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$41,551 - $117,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

SQL
up arrow 15%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

National Average
$77,000

Database Administration
up arrow 1%

Transact-SQL
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

PL/SQL
up arrow 26%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 29%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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