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Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

For Entry-Level Database Administrators, yearly average wages total $59K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Database Administrators — which occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $36K to approximately $85K. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Entry-Level Database Administrators greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$39,322 - $83,153
(Median)
39K
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59K
71K
83K
MEDIAN: $59,297
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$13.23 - $37.69
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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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
$39,322 - $83,153  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,916  
Profit Sharing
$470.00 - $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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$36,017 - $85,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $37.69  
   
Overtime
$16.74 - $45.80  
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 - $7,916  
   
Profit Sharing
$470.00 - $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).
)
$36,017 - $85,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 384
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Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Database Administrators, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 31 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Database Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+17 percent), Denver (+13 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), and New York (+6 percent). Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Pittsburgh (10 percent lower) and Philadelphia (9 percent lower).

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

Linux
up arrow 10%


UNIX
up arrow 9%


Oracle
up arrow 5%

PL/SQL
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SQL
up arrow 2%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 9%

HTML
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%

Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 494 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%