Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Database Administrators sits in the ballpark of $61K per year. Total incomes of Entry-Level Database Administrators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $8K from bonuses and close to $9K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $36K and $89K. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Database Administrators survey respondents are men (73 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,501 - $85,820
(Median)
$41K
$61K
$86K
MEDIAN: $60,703
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$13.07 - $41.52
(Median)
$13
$20
$42
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,501 - $85,820  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,099  
Profit Sharing
$294.41 - $8,762  
Commission
$2,600  
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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$36,314 - $88,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,001
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.07 - $41.52  
   
Overtime
$16.45 - $49.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,099  
   
Commission
$2,600  
Profit Sharing
$294.41 - $8,762  
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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$36,314 - $88,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 396
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,007

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Database Administrators, New York offers exceptional salaries, 17 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Database Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+16 percent), Houston (+14 percent), Nashville (+12 percent), and San Diego (+11 percent). In Pittsburgh, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Atlanta and Seattle earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (4 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

Database Administrator (DBA) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Database Administrator (DBA) in Bloomington:
"Stand out from the crowd."
Learn SQL. Know how to performance tune SQL and fix stuff that's slow or broken.

Database Administrator (DBA) in Louisiana:
"Administrations knowledge level of Information Systems."
I wish I had known how little they understood of technology and how they denied approval of certain projects that would have benefited the company.

Database Administrator (DBA) in Allentown:
"Get a good education to succeed."
Make sure you get a bachelors degree if you want to be compensated appropriately. Also seek employment in a corporate for profit setting.

Database Administrator (DBA) in Waltham:
"Learn, Learn, Learn."
Keep yourself marketable by branching out into all areas of Database Administration.

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Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Linux
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MySQL
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UNIX
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Oracle
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PL/SQL
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SQL
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Database Administration
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National Average
$60,000

Windows Operating System General Use
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Visual Basic (VB)
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HTML
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Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 346 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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