The average pay for a Database Administrator (DBA) is R187,661 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Database Administrator (DBA) Total Pay (?
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R74,895 - R384,285
(Median)
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MEDIAN: R187,661
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Database Administrator (DBA) Total Pay (?
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R14.49 - R404.06
(Median)
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MEDIAN: R219.00
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National Salary Data

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R0R140KR280KR420K
Salary
R74,895 - R384,285  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R35,503  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R34,765  
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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R75,886 - R418,587  
PayScale
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 346
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R140R280R420
Hourly Rate
R14.49 - R404.06  
   
Overtime
R0.00 - R264.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R280KR560KR840K
Bonus
R0.00 - R35,503  
   
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R34,765  
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).
)
R75,886 - R418,587  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 346
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R204,000
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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
R204,000
Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

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HTML
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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National Average
R204,000
SQL
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Microsoft Access
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Gender
Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 9%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 45%
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