The average pay for a Database Administrator (DBA) is R166,697 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, Linux, Oracle, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft SQL Server. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

R73,511 - R440,809
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R170K
R440K
MEDIAN: R174,743
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50%
90%
R21.11 - R511
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R510
MEDIAN: R150.00
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50%
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Salary R73,511 - R440,809
Bonus R0.00 - R73,504
Profit Sharing R0.00 - R49,665
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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R73,511 - R481,660
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 24 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 206
Hourly Data R0R510
Hourly Rate R21.11 - R511
Overtime R20.61 - R484.79
Annual Data R0R481K
Bonus R0.00 - R73,504
Profit Sharing R0.00 - R49,665
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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R73,511 - R481,660
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 24 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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Pay by Experience Level for Database Administrator (DBA)

Pay by Experience for a Database Administrator (DBA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Database Administrator (DBA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R150,000 based on 152 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Database Administrator (DBA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R236,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Database Administrator (DBA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R380,000 based on 22 salaries. A Database Administrator (DBA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R257,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R177,605

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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
42 %
Male
58 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

▲114%

Late-Career
▲45%

▲33%

National Average
R178,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
▲62%

Linux
▲51%

▲45%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲31%


SQL
▲3%

National Average
R178,000

HTML
▼7%






Microsoft Excel
▼50%

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 54%
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