Entry-Level Senior Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Entry-Level Senior Database Administrators pull down an average of $85K per year. Male Entry-Level Senior Database Administrators far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most Entry-Level Senior Database Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,668 - $112,890
$57K
$85K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,533
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$16.91 - $69.18
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$69
MEDIAN: $37.50
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$0$123K
Salary $56,668 - $112,890
Bonus $0.00 - $10,056
Profit Sharing $23.00
Total Pay (?
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$48,939 - $123,027
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 118
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $16.91 - $69.18
Overtime $37.50
Annual Data $0$123K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,056
Profit Sharing $23.00
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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$48,939 - $123,027
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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Senior Database Administrator (DBA) Advice

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

Senior Database Administrator (DBA) in Schaumburg:
"Don't Settle."
Don't settle for less than you deserve.

Senior Database Administrator (DBA) in Cedar Rapids:
"Previous DBAs level of DB experience."
Check how much knowledge your predecessor has, because you might be jumping into a DB mess. Doesn't mean to turn down the job, just know what you are getting into. Also confirm exactly what your duties will be. Spent 2 years with company constantly fixing data so could not do any DBA work and now scrambling to keep our servers online. It is also good to know what OS your DB servers run and have a good working knowledge of the basic for that OS. If your company has a support contract, like we do with Oracle, don't be afraid to submit any questions as Service Request; I have yet had any turned down. If you want to succeed long term setup monitoring tools for your server, such as Percona for MySQL, but don't setup too many "proxy" style plugins. Be honest with your boss about potential issues showing up and their potential impact, instead of blind siding them. It is a fun and rewarding career, just remember sometimes it make take a little longer than you expected to find the "fun".

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
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
62%
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Skills That Affect Senior Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Oracle RAC
▲15%

Oracle
▲14%

Linux
▲11%

Oracle 11g
▲11%

Oracle DB 8i/9i/10g/ 11i
▲8%

IBM DB2
▲3%

SQL
▲1%

Transact-SQL
▲1%

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
▲1%

Windows Operating System General Use
▲1%

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
▲1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼0%

National Average
$87,000

Microsoft Word
▼1%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 14%
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