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Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Oracle Database Administrators in the United States take home approximately $87K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Oracle Database Administrators varies from around $56K to approximately $127K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $14K and $12K, respectively. Career length 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. The vast majority of Oracle Database Administrators (83 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,725 - $118,552
(Median)
$56K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,198
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$19.78 - $80.94
(Median)
$20
$49
$81
MEDIAN: $49.00
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90%

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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
$55,725 - $118,552  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,611  
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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$55,757 - $127,221  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,483
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
$19.78 - $80.94  
   
Overtime
$21.70 - $86.15  
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 - $13,611  
   
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).
)
$55,757 - $127,221  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167

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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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As Oracle Database Administrators make advancements in their career path to positions such as Database Administration Manager, their salaries may climb. Database Administration Managers make $101K annually on average.

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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, Performance, Oracle RAC, and UNIX are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Database, SQL, and Linux. Most people experienced in Database Administration also know Oracle 11g and Database Management. Most people experienced in Disaster Recovery also know 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $70K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $89K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $103K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $108K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 15 percent, Oracle Database Administrators in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Oracle Database Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+13 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), and Washington (+12 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Atlanta and 5 percent less in St. Louis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 289 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
30%
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%