Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Entry-Level Database Administrators take home an average $60K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Database Administrators, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $36K and $88K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Entry-Level Database Administrators who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Database Administrators is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,893 - $84,931
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$85K
MEDIAN: $60,256
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$13.31 - $40.17
(Median)
$13
$20
$40
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary 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$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,893 - $84,931  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,103  
Profit Sharing
$357.45 - $9,298  
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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$36,077 - $87,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,002
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.31 - $40.17  
   
Overtime
$16.53 - $47.82  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,103  
   
Profit Sharing
$357.45 - $9,298  
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).
)
$36,077 - $87,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 383
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Pay Difference by Location


Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Database Administrators, 17 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Database Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+15 percent), New York (+14 percent), Nashville (+14 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Pittsburgh. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Los Angeles and St. Louis (6 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Linux
up arrow 10%


UNIX
up arrow 7%


Oracle
up arrow 3%

Database Administration
up arrow 3%

PL/SQL
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 11%

HTML
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 12%


Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 397 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%
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