Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Pay for Oracle Database Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $93K annually. Total cash compensation for Oracle Database Administrators runs from $59K to $133K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — experience level and the specific company are driving factors as well. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. 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 81 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$59,658 - $123,989
$60K
$93K
$120K
MEDIAN: $92,742
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50%
90%

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$18.18 - $76.77
$18
$49
$77
MEDIAN: $49.29
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,658 - $123,989  
   
Bonus
$244.68 - $15,103  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$59,134 - $133,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 845
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$18.18 - $76.77  
   
Overtime
$25.14 - $78.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$244.68 - $15,103  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$59,134 - $133,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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Job Description for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)

Oracle database administrators are responsible for designing, maintaining and ensuring that the company's Oracle database runs smoothly; they are often responsible for other databases as well. These administrators work alongside other IT specialists, office staff and department heads, and they oversee database assistants. Oracle database administrators work with computers and computer systems daily, running multiple monitors and systems to check their accuracy and workability, as well as troubleshoot any errors found. Common tasks include writing code for a program, testing it to make sure it works, and implementing it into their company software. They may deal with issues in existing software and collaborate with other employees in the company to determine what changes, if any, need to be made.

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Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)


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As Oracle Database Administrators make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Database Administration Manager position pays around the same amount as the Oracle Database Administrator job on average. As Oracle Database Administrators progress in their field, many go on to become Senior Database Administrators. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $100K per year. Another common career choice for Oracle Database Administrators is to move into an Information Technology Manager role. Typically, Information Technology Managers get paid $78K.

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Oracle Database Administrators flock to Oracle for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $100K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)


Survey results imply that Oracle Database Administrators deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Performance Analysis, Database Development, PL/SQL, and Disaster Recovery are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SQL, Database, and Oracle. Most people experienced in Disaster Recovery also know Database Management and Oracle 11g. The majority of those who know Database Administration also know Oracle 11g and Database Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)

Pay by Experience for an Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 327 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 341 salaries. An experienced Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 399 salaries. An Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 138 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $95,289

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Oracle Database Administrators, 23 percent higher than the national average. Oracle Database Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+15 percent), Boston (+14 percent), Denver (+11 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Oracle Database Administrator's salary, with Cleveland Oracle Database Administrators earning salaries that are 32 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Norfolk (18 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

▲17%

▲13%

National Average
$95,000

▼3%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries




▲5%

▲4%

▲4%



▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$95,000

Database Administration
▼1%

Oracle 11g
▼1%

▼4%

▼4%

SQL
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 12%
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