Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) earns an average salary of $58,660 per year. A skill in Transact-SQL is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Total Pay (?
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$39,075 - $82,391
(Median)
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59K
71K
82K
MEDIAN: $58,660
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Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Total Pay (?
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$12.15 - $36.16
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,075 - $82,391  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,693  
Profit Sharing
$307.67 - $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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$35,465 - $84,472  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,714
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $36.16  
   
Overtime
$16.86 - $45.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,693  
   
Profit Sharing
$307.67 - $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).
)
$35,465 - $84,472  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,714
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Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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Nashville
up arrow 15%
Dallas
up arrow 12%
New York
up arrow 11%
Houston
up arrow 11%
Boston
up arrow 10%
Austin
up arrow 5%
Atlanta
up arrow 3%
Chicago
0%
National Average
$58,000
Seattle
up arrow 3%
Washington
up arrow 5%
Philadelphia
up arrow 7%
Los Angeles
up arrow 10%
St. Louis
up arrow 12%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 13%
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Transact-SQL
up arrow 11%
Linux
up arrow 9%
UNIX
up arrow 8%
Oracle
up arrow 5%
PL/SQL
up arrow 5%
SQL
up arrow 2%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%
Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 1%
National Average
$58,000
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 8%
HTML
up arrow 9%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 11%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%
Data Analysis
up arrow 13%

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Gender

Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 12%
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