Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Entry-Level Database Administrators can expect wages of $60K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Database Administrators varies from around $36K to approximately $88K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $9K, respectively. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Entry-Level Database Administrators who answered the questionnnaire. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Database Administrators is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,963 - $85,233

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$13.19 - $40.33

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,963 - $85,233  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,097  
Profit Sharing
$360.65 - $9,211  
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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$36,046 - $88,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,970
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.19 - $40.33  
   
Overtime
$16.53 - $47.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,097  
   
Profit Sharing
$360.65 - $9,211  
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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$36,046 - $88,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 387
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Pay Difference by Location


Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Database Administrators, 16 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Database Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), Nashville (+14 percent), and Dallas (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Pittsburgh.

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

Linux
up arrow 10%


MySQL
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Oracle
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Database Administration
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PL/SQL
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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
up arrow 4%

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 374 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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