The average pay for a Database Administrator (DBA) is R164,051 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are UNIX, Oracle, Linux, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

R69,940 - R411,479
R70K
R160K
R410K
MEDIAN: R164,051
10%
50%
90%

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R48.40 - R151.70
R130
MEDIAN: R130.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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R0R150KR300KR450K
Salary
R69,940 - R411,479  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R74,000  
Profit Sharing
R1,200  
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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R70,587 - R420,120  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R170R340R510
Hourly Rate
R130.00  
   
Overtime
R30.41 - R493.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R500KR1MR1M
Bonus
R0.00 - R74,000  
   
Profit Sharing
R1,200  
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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R70,587 - R420,120  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R169,099

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Database Administrator (DBA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Database Administrator (DBA)?

Database Administrator (DBA) in Durban:
"Love the challenges."
Pros: I enjoy the fact that there are different challenges every day. I have freedom and trust from my employer, which allows me to feel secure in my job.
Cons: Im getting retrenched, and expected to find another job within 4-5 months.

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Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
061
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 125%

Late-Career
up arrow 52%


National Average
R169,000


Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 70%

Linux
up arrow 59%

Oracle
up arrow 59%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 38%


SQL
up arrow 7%

National Average
R169,000

HTML
up arrow 5%


Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 11%


Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 48%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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