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Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salary (United States)

Oracle Database Administrators in the United States can typically expect wages of $86K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $13K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Oracle Database Administrators can bottom out near $54K or peak near $127K depending on individual performance. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair portion earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Oracle Database Administrators (83 percent) are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Oracle Database Administrators. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salary (?
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$53,135 - $118,082
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MEDIAN: $85,875
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Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salary (?
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$19.75 - $82.94
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,135 - $118,082  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,277  
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $7,698  
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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$53,636 - $126,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,465
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$19.75 - $82.94  
   
Overtime
$22.56 - $84.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,277  
   
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $7,698  
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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$53,636 - $126,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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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 may enjoy an increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Database Administration Manager. The position typically pays $101K annually.

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Popular Skills for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)

Oracle Database Administrators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Performance Analysis, Performance, UNIX, and Oracle DB 8i/9i/10g/ 11i are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 14 percent, 12 percent, 8 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL and Database. Those educated in Database Administration tend to be well versed 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.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Oracle Database Administrators. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $69K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $88K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $103K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $106K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up more than a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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$88,000
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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Oracle Database Administrators, 18 percent above the national average. Oracle Database Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+16 percent), Washington (+15 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Oracle Database Administrator's salary, with Pittsburgh Oracle Database Administrators earning salaries that are 26 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (13 percent lower) and Atlanta (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

National Average
$88,000

Skills That Affect Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 367 votes.

Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%