A Database Administrator (DBA) in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $77,878 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Transact-SQL and Oracle. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$41,623 - $130,254
(Median)
$42K
$78K
$130K
MEDIAN: $77,877
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$41,623 - $130,254  
   
Bonus
$1,750  
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
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$44,213 - $129,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 31%

National Average
$79,000


Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Transact-SQL
up arrow 45%

Oracle
up arrow 15%

Database Administration
up arrow 5%

National Average
$79,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 13%

SQL
up arrow 22%

Data Analysis
up arrow 24%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 31%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 46%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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