Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Oracle Database Administrators in the United States take home an average $87K per year. Overall cash earnings for Oracle Database Administrators stretch from $56K on the lower end to $128K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $13K from bonuses and $12K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is experience level, followed by the company and location. Most Oracle Database Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Oracle Database Administrators (82 percent) who took the survey. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,940 - $119,192
(Median)
$56K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,485
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$19.73 - $80.85
(Median)
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$49
$81
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,940 - $119,192  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,682  
Profit Sharing
$202.03 - $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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$55,729 - $127,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,492
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$19.73 - $80.85  
   
Overtime
$22.40 - $83.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,682  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.03 - $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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$55,729 - $127,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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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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At the upper end, Oracle Database Administrators who move into a Database Administration Manager role may earn a little more as the latter position has a median salary of $101K per year.

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Popular Skills for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)


Survey takers working as Oracle Database Administrators report using a large range of professional skills. 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 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Database, SQL, and Linux. It is often found that people who know Database Administration are also skilled in 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $71K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $89K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $103K. Oracle Database Administrators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $108K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Oracle Database Administrators, 14 percent higher than the national average. Oracle Database Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+14 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Houston (+10 percent), and Minneapolis (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin. Workers in Atlanta and St. Louis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 4 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 264 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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