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Average Database Administrator (DBA) Salary in Canada

C$67,999
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$3,104
Bonus
C$2,068
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The average salary for a Database Administrator (DBA) in Canada is C$67,999.
10%
CA$43k
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CA$68k
90%
CA$94k
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C$43k - C$94k
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C$520 - C$9k
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C$1 - C$10k
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C$41k - C$98k
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What Do Database Administrator (DBA)s Do?

Database Administrator (DBA) Tasks
  • Implement, configure, and troubleshoot database instances, replication, backup, partitions, storage, and access.
  • Set user privileges within the database environment.
  • Monitor and optimize system performance using index tuning, disk optimization, and other methods.
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain a database system.

Job Satisfaction for Database Administrator (DBA)

3.7 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Database Administrator (DBA)s?

Skills in Database Administration, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Database Management & Reporting.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Database Administrator (DBA)s?

An entry-level Database Administrator (DBA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$48,479 based on 23 salaries. An early career Database Administrator (DBA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$56,622 based on 196 salaries. A mid-career Database Administrator (DBA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$70,081 based on 156 salaries. An experienced Database Administrator (DBA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$80,783 based on 142 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$89,223.
Employees with Database Administrator (DBA) in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 21.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (8.6% more) and Montréal, Québec (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (26.5% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (3.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 569 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.0%
Early Career
34.4%
Mid Career
27.4%
Experienced
25.0%
Late Career
9.1%