A Database Administrator (DBA) in Boston, Massachusetts earns an average salary of $72,518 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Database Administration.

$52,801 - $130,000
(Median)
$53K
$73K
$130K
MEDIAN: $72,517
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MEDIAN: $42.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,801 - $130,000  
   
Bonus
$2,027 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
Total Pay (?
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$49,994 - $135,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$42.00  
   
Overtime
$63.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,027 - $11,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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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$49,994 - $135,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 57%

National Average
$78,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

SQL
up arrow 23%

Database Administration
up arrow 20%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 20%

Transact-SQL
up arrow 2%

National Average
$78,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 20%

Data Analysis
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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