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

About three-quarters of Entry-Level Database Administrators are relatively green, reporting fewer than five years in the field, and median pay in the workforce is around $57,984 per year. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Database Administrators stretch from $39,036 on the lower end to $82,621 near the top, and the heftier packages can encompass around $7,721 from bonuses and $8,845 from profit sharing. The majority in this profession are lucky enough to receive benefits; most get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Making up 75 percent of the field, male Entry-Level Database Administrators greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Entry-Level Database Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Salary (?
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$39,036 - $82,621
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MEDIAN: $58,748
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Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Salary (?
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$12.22 - $36.48
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,036 - $82,621  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,721  
Profit Sharing
$339.35 - $8,845  
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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$35,395 - $84,781  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $36.48  
   
Overtime
$18.09 - $46.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,721  
   
Profit Sharing
$339.35 - $8,845  
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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$35,395 - $84,781  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 413
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Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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Houston
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Nashville
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Dallas
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New York
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Boston
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Austin
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Atlanta
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Chicago
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National Average
$58,000
Seattle
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Washington
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Los Angeles
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St. Louis
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Philadelphia
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For Entry-Level Database Administrators, busy Denver offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Houston, Nashville, Dallas, and New York, where Entry-Level Database Administrators annually earn 15 percent, 14 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent more than the national average. In Philadelphia, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in St. Louis and Los Angeles (-11 percent and -10 percent, respectively).

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

Linux
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Transact-SQL
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UNIX
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Oracle
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PL/SQL
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SQL
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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National Average
$58,000
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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Data Analysis
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Gender

Female
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female alumni
 
Male
75%
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Common Health Benefits

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