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

An Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) earns an average salary of $58,357 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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$38,851 - $82,609
(Median)
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58K
71K
83K
MEDIAN: $58,357
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Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Total Pay (?
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$12.11 - $35.32
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,851 - $82,609  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,629  
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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$35,285 - $84,362  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,816
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $35.32  
   
Overtime
$17.01 - $45.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,629  
   
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).
)
$35,285 - $84,362  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,816
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Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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Boston
up arrow 14%
Dallas
up arrow 12%
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Houston
up arrow 9%
New York
up arrow 8%
Austin
up arrow 6%
Atlanta
up arrow 4%
Chicago
up arrow 3%
National Average
$57,000
Washington
up arrow 3%
Los Angeles
up arrow 7%
Seattle
up arrow 7%
Philadelphia
up arrow 10%
St. Louis
up arrow 12%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 14%
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Transact-SQL
up arrow 11%
UNIX
up arrow 9%
Linux
up arrow 9%
PL/SQL
up arrow 6%
Oracle
up arrow 5%
SQL
up arrow 3%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%
Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 1%
National Average
$57,000
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 7%
HTML
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%
Data Analysis
up arrow 14%

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Gender

Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 13%
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