Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) Salary (United States)

An Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) earns an average salary of $81,755 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are UNIX, Linux, PL/SQL, and Oracle.
Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) Total Pay (?
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$52,663 - $109,505
(Median)
53K
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82K
96K
110K
MEDIAN: $81,755
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Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) Total Pay (?
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$15.10 - $68.87
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,663 - $109,505  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,410  
Profit Sharing
$991 - $7,341  
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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$51,099 - $115,581  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,594
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $68.87  
   
Overtime
$24.60 - $75.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,410  
   
Profit Sharing
$991 - $7,341  
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).
)
$51,099 - $115,581  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,594
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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Dallas
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New York
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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Houston
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Seattle
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San Diego
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Phoenix
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Salt Lake City
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National Average
$83,000
Pittsburgh
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Orlando
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Denver
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Skills That Affect Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 14%
Linux
up arrow 11%
Oracle
up arrow 10%
PL/SQL
up arrow 10%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%
Transact-SQL
up arrow 1%
SQL
0%
National Average
$83,000
Data Analysis
up arrow 2%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 7%
Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 7%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 9%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%
HTML
up arrow 15%
Microsoft Access
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Gender

Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%
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