A Database Administrator (DBA) with Microsoft SQL Server skills earns an average salary of $73,274 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$46,353 - $103,119
(Median)
$46K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,273
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$15.05 - $50.78
(Median)
$15
$29
$51
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,353 - $103,119  
   
Bonus
$512 - $11,149  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$44,696 - $107,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 832
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.05 - $50.78  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$512 - $11,149  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $10,000  
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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$44,696 - $107,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,815

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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$74,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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