Entry-Level Senior Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Entry-Level Senior Database Administrators take home an average $83K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. For the most part, Entry-Level Senior Database Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Entry-Level Senior Database Administrators (85 percent) who took the survey are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$55,415 - $111,811
$55K
$83K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,877
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$16.91 - $69.18
$17
$38
$69
MEDIAN: $37.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,415 - $111,811  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$9,000  
Total Pay (?
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$50,832 - $120,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.91 - $69.18  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$9,000  
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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$50,832 - $120,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Senior Database Administrator (DBA) in Seattle:
"Be Proactive And Volunteer To Take On Projects."
Always be open to volunteering for stretch assignments. Volunteer to solve a problem. Research. Ask questions. Reach out and talk to peers. Be open to learning. Share your knowledge. Teach others how to find an answer. Mentor others. Spend a bit of time getting to know others in your organization as you will gain new perspectives on your business processes and priorities. Don't go too long working on a problem before asking for assistance.

Key Stats for Senior Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
59%
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Skills That Affect Senior Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Oracle RAC
▲16%

Oracle
▲15%

Linux
▲13%

Oracle 11g
▲13%

Oracle DB 8i/9i/10g/ 11i
▲10%

IBM DB2
▲5%

Transact-SQL
▲3%

Windows Operating System General Use
▲3%

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
▲3%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲2%

SQL
▲2%

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
▲2%

Microsoft Word
▲1%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼0%

National Average
$85,000

Microsoft Office
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 12%
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