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Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Entry-Level Database Administrators can expect to earn an average of $60K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Database Administrators, total cash compensation can vary between $36K and $87K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $9K, respectively. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Male Entry-Level Database Administrators are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$39,767 - $84,148
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$84K
MEDIAN: $60,095
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$13.21 - $39.53
(Median)
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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,767 - $84,148  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,086  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $9,452  
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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$36,073 - $86,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,016
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.21 - $39.53  
   
Overtime
$16.97 - $46.63  
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,086  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $9,452  
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).
)
$36,073 - $86,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 390

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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 will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent), Nashville (+13 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Pittsburgh.

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


Linux
up arrow 10%

UNIX
up arrow 7%


Oracle
up arrow 4%

Database Administration
up arrow 3%

PL/SQL
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 10%

HTML
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 12%

Data Analysis
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 438 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%
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