An Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) earns an average salary of $88,251 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are PL/SQL, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Linux, and UNIX.

$55,949 - $118,826
(Median)
$56K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,251
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$16.86 - $70.00
(Median)
$17
$37
$70
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,949 - $118,826  
   
Bonus
$-0.47 - $11,198  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,868  
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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$52,257 - $125,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 661
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$16.86 - $70.00  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $91.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$-0.47 - $11,198  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,868  
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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$52,257 - $125,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

PL/SQL
up arrow 21%

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
up arrow 16%

Linux
up arrow 13%

UNIX
up arrow 13%

Oracle
up arrow 8%

Java
up arrow 2%

Database Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

Transact-SQL
0%

National Average
$89,000

SQL
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 8%

MySQL
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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