The average pay for an Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) is C$55,579 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are UNIX and Performance Analysis.

C$35,967 - C$75,319
C$36K
C$56K
C$75K
MEDIAN: C$56,120
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50%
90%
C$12.71 - C$54.82
C$13
C$21
C$55
MEDIAN: C$20.61
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$80K
Salary C$35,967 - C$75,319
Bonus C$355.08 - C$6,082
Profit Sharing C$9,000
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$34,692 - C$80,879
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 135
Hourly Data C$0C$54
Hourly Rate C$12.71 - C$54.82
Overtime C$25.03
Annual Data C$0C$80K
Bonus C$355.08 - C$6,082
Profit Sharing C$9,000
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$34,692 - C$80,879
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35

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National Average: C$56,268

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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
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
26%
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Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
▲21%

Performance Analysis
▲20%

IBM DB2
▲11%


SQL
▲9%

Oracle DB 8i/9i/10g/ 11i
▲8%

Oracle
▲5%

National Average
C$56,000


Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼8%

HTML
▼9%

Database Administration
▼9%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼11%

Microsoft Access
▼11%

Microsoft Office
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 10%
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