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Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

An Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) earns an average salary of $81,617 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are UNIX, Linux, and PL/SQL.

$53,553 - $109,339
(Median)
$54K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,616
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$14.49 - $66.65
(Median)
$14
$32
$67
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,553 - $109,339  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,200  
Profit Sharing
$1,357 - $6,054  
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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$50,862 - $115,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,217
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$14.49 - $66.65  
   
Overtime
$22.00 - $83.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,200  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,357 - $6,054  
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).
)
$50,862 - $115,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127

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Skills That Affect Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 15%

Linux
up arrow 12%

PL/SQL
up arrow 11%

Oracle
up arrow 9%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

Transact-SQL
up arrow 1%

SQL
0%

National Average
$82,000

Database Administration
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 5%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 6%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 8%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 302 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%