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Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

An Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) earns an average salary of $81,703 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are UNIX, Linux, and PL/SQL.

$53,510 - $109,672
(Median)
$54K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,703
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$14.46 - $64.78
(Median)
$14
$32
$65
MEDIAN: $31.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,510 - $109,672  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,189  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $6,068  
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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$50,726 - $115,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,197
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$14.46 - $64.78  
   
Overtime
$20.61 - $83.64  
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 - $10,189  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $6,068  
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).
)
$50,726 - $115,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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Skills That Affect Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 15%

Linux
up arrow 13%

PL/SQL
up arrow 11%

Oracle
up arrow 9%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%

Transact-SQL
up arrow 1%

SQL
0%

National Average
$82,000

Database Administration
up arrow 2%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

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 14%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 292 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
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