Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Oracle Database Administrators in the United States take home an average $88K annually. Cash earnings for Oracle Database Administrators — including $12K in bonuses and $12K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $56K to $128K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career length, followed by the specific employer and location. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The vast majority (82 percent) of Oracle Database Administrators who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Oracle Database Administrators. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$56,281 - $119,305

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$19.47 - $80.66

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,281 - $119,305  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,384  
Profit Sharing
$199.00 - $11,601  
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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$55,823 - $127,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,498
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$19.47 - $80.66  
   
Overtime
$22.44 - $82.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,384  
   
Profit Sharing
$199.00 - $11,601  
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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$55,823 - $127,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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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 participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Performance, Performance Analysis, Oracle RAC, and UNIX are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Database, SQL, and Linux. Most people experienced in Disaster Recovery also know Database Management and Oracle 11g. It is often found that people who know Database Administration are also skilled in 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $71K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $89K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $103K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $108K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Oracle Database Administrators that is 13 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Oracle Database Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+13 percent), San Jose (+12 percent), Houston (+10 percent), and Minneapolis (+10 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (10 percent lower) and St. Louis (4 percent lower).

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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 262 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%
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