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Database Administrator (DBA) Salary with Microsoft SQL Server skills (United States)

A Database Administrator (DBA) with Microsoft SQL Server skills earns an average salary of $70,030 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Database Administrator (DBA) with Microsoft SQL Server skills Salary (?
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$45,305 - $96,531
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $70,029
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Database Administrator (DBA) with Microsoft SQL Server skills Salary (?
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$15.01 - $56.77
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,305 - $96,531  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,745  
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $9,359  
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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$44,469 - $101,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,002
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.01 - $56.77  
   
Overtime
$20.10 - $60.95  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,745  
   
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $9,359  
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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$44,469 - $101,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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Pay by Experience Level for Database Administrator (DBA) with Microsoft SQL Server skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Charlotte
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San Diego
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Houston
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Atlanta
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Denver
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Washington
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Orlando
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Pittsburgh
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$71,000
Chicago
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St. Louis
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Cincinnati
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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) with Microsoft SQL Server skills Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$71,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 559 votes.

Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%