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

A relatively unseasoned group of workers, somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Entry-Level Database Administrators report fewer than five years on the job; the group as a whole earns roughly $57,984 annually on average. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Entry-Level Database Administrators. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Salary (?
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$39,036 - $82,621
(Median)
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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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MEDIAN: $19.00
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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  
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  
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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Pittsburgh
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St. Louis
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Philadelphia
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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Database Administrators that is 19 percent greater than the national average, Denver offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Database Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+15 percent), Nashville (+14 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), and New York (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Philadelphia. St. Louis and Los Angeles are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -11 percent and -10 percent, respectively.
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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
up arrow 4%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 8%
HTML
up arrow 9%
Microsoft Access
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Microsoft Office
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 583 votes.

Gender

Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

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