Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

An Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) earns an average salary of $81,462 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are UNIX, Linux, and PL/SQL.

$53,163 - $109,465
(Median)
$53K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,461
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$14.49 - $64.34
(Median)
$14
$31
$64
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,163 - $109,465  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,233  
Profit Sharing
$1,015 - $6,082  
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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$50,573 - $115,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$14.49 - $64.34  
   
Overtime
$22.00 - $83.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,233  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,015 - $6,082  
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).
)
$50,573 - $115,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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Skills That Affect Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 17%

PL/SQL
up arrow 12%

Linux
up arrow 12%

Oracle
up arrow 10%

Transact-SQL
up arrow 2%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

SQL
0%

National Average
$82,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Database Administration
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 6%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 9%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 279 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%
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