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.

R69,479 - R414,443
R69K
R170K
R410K
MEDIAN: R166,697
10%
50%
90%

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R40.69 - R486.05
R150
MEDIAN: R148.30
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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R0R150KR300KR450K
Salary
R69,479 - R414,443  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R74,000  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R14,899  
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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R70,087 - R432,776  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R170R340R510
Hourly Rate
R148.30  
   
Overtime
R30.41 - R493.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R500KR1MR1M
Bonus
R0.00 - R74,000  
   
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R14,899  
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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R70,087 - R432,776  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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National Average: R172,242

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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
37 %
Male
63 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

▲121%

Late-Career
▲49%

▲37%

National Average
R172,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
▲67%

Linux
▲56%

▲49%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲35%


SQL
▲6%

National Average
R172,000

HTML
▼4%






Microsoft Excel
▼49%

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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