Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

For Oracle Database Administrators, higher-than-average salaries are found among very experienced workers, where employees bring in around $110K relative to the national average of $90K per year for others in this line of work. 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 $91K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $105K. Oracle Database Administrators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $110K on average. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$58,579 - $120,594
(Median)
$59K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,545
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$19.45 - $78.46
(Median)
$19
$49
$78
MEDIAN: $49.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,579 - $120,594  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,308  
Profit Sharing
$15.32 - $12,040  
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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$58,072 - $130,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,565
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$19.45 - $78.46  
   
Overtime
$22.59 - $87.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,308  
   
Profit Sharing
$15.32 - $12,040  
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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$58,072 - $130,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 194
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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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For Oracle Database Administrators who go on to become Database Administration Managers, career progression may result in slightly increased compensation. On average, a Database Administration Manager earns $101K annually.

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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, Performance Analysis, Disaster Recovery, and Oracle RAC are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 8 percent, 7 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Linux and Database. Most people skilled in Database Administration are similarly competent in Oracle 11g and Database Management. Those proficient in Disaster Recovery are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $91,873

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Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Oracle Database Administrators, 12 percent above the national average. Oracle Database Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+11 percent), Minneapolis (+11 percent), San Francisco (+10 percent), and San Jose (+8 percent). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (7 percent less) and St. Louis (5 percent less).

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Experience Affects Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries



National Average
$92,000



Skills That Affect Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries






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$92,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 228 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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