The average salary for a Database Administrator (DBA) in Canada is C$66,672.
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Job Description for Database Administrator (DBA)
A database administrator (DBA) is an IT professional who ensures that the software used to manage a database is properly maintained to allow rapid access when needed. Because constant access, searches, traffic are likely to have a damaging effect on any company database, the DBA works to maintain the efficiency of the servers. He or she also will typically work to ensure data security, coordinating with an IT security professional or team in larger companies to help maintain the integrity of se…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Database Administrator (DBA)
Microsoft SQL Server
Database Management & Reporting
Skills in Microsoft SQL Server, Database Administration and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Database Management & Reporting.
Pay by Experience Level for Database Administrator (DBA)
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$47,059 based on 20 salaries. An early career Database Administrator (DBA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$56,873 based on 216 salaries. A mid-career Database Administrator (DBA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$69,272 based on 185 salaries. An experienced Database Administrator (DBA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$80,499 based on 177 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$85,355.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Database Administrator (DBA) in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 23.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Montréal, Québec (7.4% more) and Toronto, Ontario (6.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (2.4% less).
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