Database Administrator (DBA) with PL/SQL Skills Salary

Database Administrators with PL/SQL skills take home approximately $77K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $10K, total cash payment to Database Administrators with PL/SQL skills can bottom out at $45K or peak near $111K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Database Administrators with PL/SQL skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Male Database Administrators with PL/SQL skills are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$46,818 - $106,181
(Median)
$47K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,912
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$14.87 - $64.40
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$30
$64
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,818 - $106,181  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$307.23 - $10,137  
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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$45,496 - $110,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 299
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $64.40  
   
Overtime
$1.02 - $91.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$307.23 - $10,137  
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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$45,496 - $110,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Pay by Experience Level for Database Administrator (DBA)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Database Administrators with PL/SQL skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $62K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $81K. Database Administrators with PL/SQL skills bring in $94K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $99K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$78,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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