The average salary for an Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) is Rs 383,685 per year. A skill in UNIX is associated with high pay for this job.

Rs 183,943 - Rs 699,341
Rs 180K
Rs 390K
Rs 700K
MEDIAN: Rs 387,790
Rs 0Rs 719K
Salary Rs 183,943 - Rs 699,341
Bonus Rs 0.00 - Rs 95,943
Profit Sharing Rs 0.00 - Rs 103,042
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Rs 193,512 - Rs 719,165
  • Country: India
  • Currency: INR
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,626

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.


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.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: Rs 393,356

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 New Delhi:
"Data quality is the backbone of every B2B organization."
Need patience and persistence.

Database Administrator (DBA) in Chennai:
"Have Faith in Your Ability."
As a new DBA you need to read a lot about background processes and architecture and try to improve communication skills a lot to support foreign clients directly without fear.

Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)


13 %
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries




National Average
Rs 393,000








Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.


13 %
87 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 32%