Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) Salary (United States)

An Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) earns an average salary of $81,507 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are UNIX, Linux, and PL/SQL.
Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) Total Pay (?
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$52,311 - $109,176
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $81,506
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Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) Total Pay (?
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$15.26 - $74.33
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,311 - $109,176  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,432  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $7,241  
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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$50,949 - $115,805  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,666
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$15.26 - $74.33  
   
Overtime
$24.51 - $79.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,432  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $7,241  
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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$50,949 - $115,805  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,666
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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Philadelphia
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New York
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Dallas
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Austin
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Houston
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Seattle
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San Diego
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Atlanta
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Minneapolis
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Charlotte
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National Average
$83,000
Denver
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Pittsburgh
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Skills That Affect Experienced Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 13%
PL/SQL
up arrow 10%
Linux
up arrow 10%
up arrow 9%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%
Transact-SQL
up arrow 1%
SQL
0%
National Average
$83,000
Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 7%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 8%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
up arrow 10%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 11%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%
HTML
up arrow 17%
Microsoft Access
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Gender

Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
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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