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Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Pay for Oracle Database Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $87K per year. With some bonuses approaching $14K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $12K, overall incomes of Oracle Database Administrators spread between $56K and $128K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Oracle Database Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Oracle Database Administrators far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$56,075 - $119,000
(Median)
$56K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,361
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$19.58 - $79.68
(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
$56,075 - $119,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,783  
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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$55,945 - $127,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,495
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$19.58 - $79.68  
   
Overtime
$22.70 - $83.47  
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 - $13,783  
   
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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$55,945 - $127,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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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 respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Database, SQL, and Linux. It is often found that people who know Disaster Recovery are also skilled in Database Management and Oracle 11g. Those familiar with Database Administration also tend to 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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $71K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $89K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $103K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $108K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Oracle Database Administrators in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 14 percent above the national average. Oracle Database Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+13 percent), Washington (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Minneapolis (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Atlanta and St. Louis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 6 percent less, 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 273 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
35%
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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