The average pay for a Database Administrator (DBA) with UNIX skills is $72,952 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$44,518 - $116,339
(Median)
$45K
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MEDIAN: $72,951
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,518 - $116,339  
   
Bonus
$1,000 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $11,745  
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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$46,053 - $126,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.00  
   
Overtime
$31.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,000 - $12,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $11,745  
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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$46,053 - $126,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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