Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Oracle Database Administrators in the United States take home approximately $87K annually on average. Cash earnings for Oracle Database Administrators — which occasionally include more than $13K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $56K to approximately $128K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career length, though the specific employer and location have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Oracle Database Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. There are far more male Oracle Database Administrators survey respondents than women, making up 82 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$56,040 - $119,192
(Median)
$56K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,497
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$19.48 - $80.16
(Median)
$19
$49
$80
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,040 - $119,192  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,571  
Profit Sharing
$202.38 - $11,601  
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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$55,706 - $127,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,492
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$19.48 - $80.16  
   
Overtime
$22.30 - $85.15  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,571  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.38 - $11,601  
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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$55,706 - $127,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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Job Description for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)

Oracle database administrators or DBAs solely support Oracle databases and often the product data management systems, websites and software applications that access Oracle.

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Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Tasks

  • Build and deploy databases for new customers.
  • Maintain and tune up existing customer databases.
  • Manage backup and recovery routines.
  • Install and configure Oracle and SQLServer in hosted and enterprise environments.
  • Design and enhance data models for an object-oriented application platform.

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Popular Skills for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)


Oracle Database Administrators seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Performance, Performance Analysis, Oracle RAC, and UNIX are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Database, SQL, and Linux. It is often found that people who know Database Administration are also skilled in Oracle 11g and Database Management. Those familiar with Disaster Recovery tend to be well versed in Database Management and Oracle 11g.

Pay by Experience Level for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Oracle Database Administrators who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $71K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $89K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $103K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $108K.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Oracle Database Administrators, 14 percent above the national average. Oracle Database Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+13 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Minneapolis (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Atlanta and St. Louis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries



National Average
$90,000



Skills That Affect Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries




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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 265 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%
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