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$36,153 - C$72,267
C$36K
C$56K
C$72K
MEDIAN: C$55,748
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50%
90%
C$12.71 - C$54.82
C$13
C$20
C$55
MEDIAN: C$20.27
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90%
C$0C$75K
Salary C$36,153 - C$72,267
Bonus C$352.34 - C$5,171
Profit Sharing C$5,880
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$34,587 - C$75,430
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 130
Hourly Data C$0C$54
Hourly Rate C$12.71 - C$54.82
Overtime C$25.03
Annual Data C$0C$75K
Bonus C$352.34 - C$5,171
Profit Sharing C$5,880
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$34,587 - C$75,430
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35

Database Administrator (DBA) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$55,323

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
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
24%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 10%