An average Oracle Database Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $92K per year. Cash earnings for Oracle Database Administrators — which occasionally include more than $16K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $59K to approximately $133K. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the individual firm are driving factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Oracle Database Administrators who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$59,678 - $122,828
(Median)
$60K
$92K
$120K
MEDIAN: $91,876
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$17.25 - $71.83
(Median)
$17
$49
$72
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,678 - $122,828  
   
Bonus
$498.89 - $16,107  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,365  
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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$59,204 - $133,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 912
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$17.25 - $71.83  
   
Overtime
$21.25 - $75.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$498.89 - $16,107  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,365  
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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$59,204 - $133,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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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

  • 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 sometimes move into a Database Administration Manager role, where the salary is similar. Going from Oracle Database Administrator to Senior Database Administrator is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $99K. Many others choose to work as Information Technology Managers, where pay is typically $77K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)


Oracle Database Administrators seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Oracle Corp., where the average salary comes to $114K.

Popular Skills for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)


Oracle Database Administrators report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Performance Analysis, Database Development, Oracle RAC, and Disaster Recovery are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SQL and Oracle. Most people familiar with Disaster Recovery also know Database Management and Oracle 11g. Most people experienced in Database Administration also know 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.


For many Oracle Database Administrators, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $72K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $92K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $106K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $112K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,177

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With a pay rate for Oracle Database Administrators that is 16 percent greater than the national average, Austin offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Oracle Database Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+16 percent), Boston (+13 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Oracle Database Administrators in Cleveland earning a whopping 31 percent below the national average. Employers in Denver and Los Angeles also lean toward paying below-median salaries (4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries



National Average
$94,000



Skills That Affect Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries





Database Management
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PL/SQL
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Performance
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Oracle DB 8i/9i/10g/ 11i
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Database Administration
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Oracle 11g
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UNIX
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National Average
$94,000

Linux
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Oracle
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Database
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SQL
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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