A Database Administrator (DBA) earns an average salary of C$66,237 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Oracle DB 8i/9i/10g/ 11i, Oracle, and Linux.

C$40,562 - C$89,213
C$41K
C$64K
C$89K
MEDIAN: C$64,227
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90%
C$15.03 - C$58.84
C$15
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C$59
MEDIAN: C$30.37
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C$0C$94K
Salary C$40,562 - C$89,213
Bonus C$253 - C$8,861
Profit Sharing C$51.06 - C$11,339
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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C$39,064 - C$94,500
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 580
Hourly Data C$0C$63
Hourly Rate C$15.03 - C$58.84
Hourly Tips C$2.50
Overtime C$24.94 - C$63.02
Annual Data C$0C$94K
Bonus C$253 - C$8,861
Profit Sharing C$51.06 - C$11,339
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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C$39,064 - C$94,500
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 115

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 sensitive business data.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Database Administrator (DBA)


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Popular Skills for Database Administrator (DBA)

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 C$55,000 based on 165 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 C$70,000 based on 147 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 C$82,000 based on 120 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 C$84,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$64,956

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Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

▲29%

▲26%

▲8%

National Average
C$65,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 15%