C$65,264
Avg. Salary
C$30.25
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$2,941

Bonus

C$2,013

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Database Administrator (DBA) is C$30.25 per hour.

The average pay for a Database Administrator (DBA) is C$65,264 per year.

C$15.16
10%
C$30.25
50%
C$63.48
90%
MEDIAN C$30.25
C$41k
10%
C$65k
50%
C$92k
90%
MEDIAN C$65,264
C$40,876 - C$91,790
C$41K
C$65K
C$92K
MEDIAN: C$65,264
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90%
C$15.16 - C$63.48
C$15
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MEDIAN: C$30.25
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C$0C$96K
Salary C$40,876 - C$91,790
Bonus C$391 - C$8,756
Profit Sharing C$50.34 - C$10,137
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$39,335 - C$96,602
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 15 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 544
Hourly Data C$0C$69
Hourly Rate C$15.16 - C$63.48
Overtime C$25.64 - C$69.54
Annual Data C$0C$96K
Bonus C$391 - C$8,756
Profit Sharing C$50.34 - C$10,137
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$39,335 - C$96,602
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 15 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 117

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.

Database Administrator (DBA) Pay By Employer

$0$102K

$75,002

$49,123

$61,042

$81,496

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$65,686

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Database Administrator (DBA) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Database Administrator (DBA)?

Database Administrator (DBA) in Calgary:
"See the efforts of your hard work and creative thinking"
As a DBA you will receive a constant stream of requests to get better performance from the systems you are maintaining. Performance Tuning is one of the most complex tasks in IT, yet when you can say that with a novel index or by using a window function in a query that you can reduce execution time by a substantial amount, you get an amazing sense of fulfillment as you see your hard work and creative thinking in action.

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Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

▲28%

▲24%

▲7%

National Average
C$66,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 14%