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Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Oracle Database Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $87K per year on average. In the world of Oracle Database Administrators, total cash compensation can vary between $56K and $127K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $14K and $12K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Oracle Database Administrators (83 percent) who took the survey. Most Oracle Database Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$56,113 - $118,908
(Median)
$56K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,340
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$19.70 - $80.41
(Median)
$20
$49
$80
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,113 - $118,908  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,582  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $11,635  
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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$56,025 - $127,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,489
National Hourly Rate 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$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$19.70 - $80.41  
   
Overtime
$22.56 - $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 - $13,582  
   
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $11,635  
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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$56,025 - $127,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171

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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.

Common Career Paths for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)


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Oracle Database Administrators who become Database Administration Managers may see a small rise in pay. On average, Database Administration Managers earn $101K per year.

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Popular Skills for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Performance Analysis, Performance, Oracle RAC, and UNIX are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Database, SQL, and Linux. Most people familiar with Disaster Recovery also know Database Management and Oracle 11g. Most people skilled in Database Administration are similarly competent in Oracle 11g and Database Management.

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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $71K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $89K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $103K. Oracle Database Administrators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $107K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Oracle Database Administrators, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Oracle Database Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+13 percent), Washington (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (9 percent lower) and St. Louis (6 percent lower).

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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 276 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%
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