The average salary for a Senior Database Administrator (DBA) in Canada is C$88,483.
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Job Description for Senior Database Administrator (DBA)
Senior database administrators work as team leaders with computer engineering teams in order to create database architecture to accomplish the necessary goals of specialized computer software. Senior database administrators have very clear educational goals: they need a bachelor's degree in computer science or in similar fields. They will also need certification for database administration from an accredited board, such as Oracle. It is possible to forgo acquiring a bachelor's degree, but senior…Read more
Senior Database Administrator (DBA) Tasks
- Design, architect, and build databases from determining business requirements.
- Write and troubleshoot complex stored procedures.
- Develop innovation, strategies, processes, and best practices.
- Manage and mentor small team of DBAs.
- Work closely with programming staff on database design changes to meet business requirements.
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Popular Skills for Senior Database Administrator (DBA)
Microsoft SQL Server
Oracle DB 8i/9i/10g/ 11i
Skills in Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, Oracle, Oracle DB 8i/9i/10g/ 11i and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Database Administrator (DBA)
An early career Senior Database Administrator (DBA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$66,000 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Senior Database Administrator (DBA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$83,131 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Senior Database Administrator (DBA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$90,094 based on 195 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$92,392.
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Employees with Senior Database Administrator (DBA) in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 11.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (5.0% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (4.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (7.1% less).
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