Average Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

$73,458
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$47k
MEDIAN
$73k
90%
$110k

The average salary for a Database Administrator (DBA) is $73,458

Base Salary
$47k - $110k
Bonus
$502 - $11k
Profit Sharing
$395 - $11k
Commission
$0 - $11k
Total Pay
$41k - $113k
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What Do Database Administrator (DBA)s Do?

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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Job Satisfaction for Database Administrator (DBA)

3.8 out of 5
(640)
Highly Satisfied
58Reviews
Based on 640 responses, the job of Database Administrator (DBA) has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.8 out of 5. On average, Database Administrator (DBA)s are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
66.8%
Female
32.7%
Prefer to self-define
0.5%
This data is based on 1,735 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

83%

Dental

75%

Vision

67%

None

16%