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.

R71,613 - R422,637
R72K
R170K
R420K
MEDIAN: R170,656
10%
50%
90%

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R31.00 - R325.00
R150
MEDIAN: R146.39
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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R0R150KR300KR450K
Salary
R71,613 - R422,637  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R77,165  
Profit Sharing
R1,500  
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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R71,512 - R445,709  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R170R340R510
Hourly Rate
R146.39  
   
Overtime
R30.41 - R493.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R500KR1MR1M
Bonus
R0.00 - R77,165  
   
Profit Sharing
R1,500  
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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R71,512 - R445,709  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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 $150,000 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 $236,000 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 $380,000 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 $257,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R173,896

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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
40 %
Male
60 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

▲119%

Late-Career
▲48%

▲36%

National Average
R174,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
▲66%

Linux
▲55%

▲48%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲34%


SQL
▲5%

National Average
R174,000

HTML
▼5%






Microsoft Excel
▼49%

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 54%
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