$71,942
Avg. Salary
$23.10
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,123

Bonus

$2,017

Profit Sharing

$11,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Database Administrator (DBA) is $23.10 per hour.

The average pay for a Database Administrator (DBA) is $71,942 per year.

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MEDIAN $71,942
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$0$111K
Salary $44,875 - $107,719
Bonus $305 - $10,413
Profit Sharing $55.03 - $10,072
Commission $11,000
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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$40,078 - $111,778
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,397
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $14.57 - $53.29
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $19.23 - $60.11
Annual Data $0$111K
Bonus $305 - $10,413
Commission $11,000
Profit Sharing $55.03 - $10,072
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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$40,078 - $111,778
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 889

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.

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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.

Database Administrator (DBA) Pay By Employer

$0$102K

$75,002

$48,454

$61,042

$81,496

Common Career Paths for Database Administrator (DBA)


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Database Administrator (DBA) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Database Administrator (DBA)

Pay by Experience Level for Database Administrator (DBA)

Pay by Experience for a Database Administrator (DBA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Database Administrator (DBA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 1,493 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Database Administrator (DBA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 968 salaries. An experienced Database Administrator (DBA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 756 salaries. A Database Administrator (DBA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 246 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,359

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Database Administrator (DBA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Database Administrator (DBA)?

Database Administrator (DBA) in Fort Worth:
"Daily frustration of the underpaid and unappreciated."
Pros: The flexibility of position and a handful of friendly coworkers are truly the only positive things about my current position.
Cons: I am poorly compensated, overworked beyond belief, I've been working for the past 18 months without a functional job description, so my supervisor will add anything to my work load that sounds like it's something I may be able to do. I have to force myself to go to work in the morning each day.

Database Administrator (DBA) in Portland:
"Problem Solving."
Pros: I enjoy the diversity of problems to solve.
Cons: I am frustrated by the general lack of computer literacy in my company. I am also concerned that the management of my company doesn't fully understand my position.

Database Administrator (DBA) in Bloomington:
"Stand out from the crowd."
Learn SQL. Know how to performance tune SQL and fix stuff that's slow or broken.

Database Administrator (DBA) in Allentown:
"Get a good education to succeed."
Make sure you get a bachelors degree if you want to be compensated appropriately. Also seek employment in a corporate for profit setting.

Database Administrator (DBA) in Waltham:
"Learn, Learn, Learn."
Keep yourself marketable by branching out into all areas of Database Administration.

Database Administrator (DBA) in Denton:
"Learn all you can."
Be ready to continue learning while keeping to read lines.

Database Administrator (DBA) in Allentown:
"Demanding Stress In Corporate Culture Doing The Work Of Three People."
Pros: Challenging, rewarding, lots to learn, variety of tasks, direct mail, database, fundraising.
Cons: Hourly position but work is salary work. Doing the work of 3 different people, not enough time to do the work required. Work environment is stressful. Not appreciated by upper management.

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Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 882 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

▲29%

▲25%

▲10%

National Average
$70,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries


▲11%

▲10%

▲8%


▲6%


▲2%

SQL
▼0%

National Average
$70,000

▼3%


▼11%



▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 882 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 14%