Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

The average Entry-Level Database Administrator can expect to rake in roughly $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 Entry-Level Database Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Entry-Level Database Administrators survey respondents are men (73 percent). Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$39,840 - $84,962
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$85K
MEDIAN: $60,338
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$13.33 - $40.39
(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
$39,840 - $84,962  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,112  
Profit Sharing
$395.00 - $9,000  
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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$36,090 - $87,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,997
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
$13.33 - $40.39  
   
Overtime
$16.49 - $47.88  
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 - $8,112  
   
Profit Sharing
$395.00 - $9,000  
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).
)
$36,090 - $87,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 385
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Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 17 percent, Entry-Level Database Administrators in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Database Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+15 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), Nashville (+14 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Pittsburgh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up 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
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UNIX
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Oracle
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PL/SQL
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Database Administration
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SQL
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National Average
$60,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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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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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 389 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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