A Senior Database Administrator (DBA) in Calgary, Alberta earns an average salary of C$98,336 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. A skill in Oracle RAC is associated with high pay for this job.

C$80,980 - C$129,278
C$81K
C$100K
C$130K
MEDIAN: C$99,973
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$173K
Salary C$80,980 - C$129,278
Bonus C$1,934 - C$25,639
Profit Sharing C$12,500
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$82,898 - C$173,599
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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 database administrators will require several years of work in similar areas as well as extensive self-education on database administration.

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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.

Senior Database Administrator (DBA) Job Listings

Key Stats for Senior Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
10-19 years
61%
20 years or more
39%

Experience Affects Senior Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

▲13%

National Average
C$104,000

Late-Career
▼3%

Mid-Career
▼10%

Skills That Affect Senior Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Oracle RAC
▲18%

National Average
C$104,000

UNIX
▼2%

Oracle DB 8i/9i/10g/ 11i
▼2%

SQL
▼3%

PL/SQL
▼3%

Oracle
▼5%

Linux
▼5%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

10-19 years
61%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 4%