The average pay for an Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) is C$55,068 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Performance Analysis, UNIX, and IBM DB2.

C$36,184 - C$72,268
C$36K
C$55K
C$72K
MEDIAN: C$55,256
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50%
90%
C$12.63 - C$40.62
C$13
C$25
C$41
MEDIAN: C$25.14
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C$0C$74K
Salary C$36,184 - C$72,268
Bonus C$100 - C$6,182
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$34,959 - C$74,439
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 274
Hourly Data C$0C$47
Hourly Rate C$12.63 - C$40.62
Hourly Tips C$2.50
Overtime C$23.49 - C$47.52
Annual Data C$0C$74K
Bonus C$100 - C$6,182
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$34,959 - C$74,439
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 65

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) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$55,906

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

Database Administrator (DBA) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
23%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 14%