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Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Oracle Database Administrators in the United States take home an average $86K per year. Total cash compensation for Oracle Database Administrators runs from $55K to $127K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $13K and profit sharing that can reach almost $12K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The vast majority (83 percent) of Oracle Database Administrators who answered the questionnaire are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$54,247 - $117,765
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$54,247 - $117,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,949  
Profit Sharing
$299.00 - $11,814  
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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$54,737 - $126,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,477
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$19.80 - $83.12  
   
Overtime
$22.49 - $88.11  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,949  
   
Profit Sharing
$299.00 - $11,814  
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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$54,737 - $126,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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 transition into an upper level Database Administration Manager position may earn higher paychecks. The median income for that position is $100K per year.

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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 8 percent and 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SQL, Database, and Linux. Skill sets containing Disaster Recovery also tend to include Database Management and Oracle 11g. Most people experienced in Database Administration also 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $70K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $88K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average 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


For those looking to make money, Oracle Database Administrators in Minneapolis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Oracle Database Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+17 percent), Washington (+15 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and San Francisco (+12 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent.

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Experience Affects Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries



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$89,000



Skills That Affect Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries




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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 318 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
36%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%