Average Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

$78,831
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$50k
MEDIAN
$79k
90%
$118k

The average salary for a Database Administrator (DBA) is $78,831 in 2024

Base Salary
$50k - $118k
Bonus
$519 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$441 - $10k
Commission
$1k - $12k
Total Pay
$45k - $119k
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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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How do Database Administrator (DBA)s Rate Their Jobs?

4.1 out of 5
(204)
Highly Satisfied
66Reviews
Based on 204 responses, the job of Database Administrator (DBA) has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.07 out of 5. On average, Database Administrator (DBA)s are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Database Administrator (DBA)s

What is the highest pay for Database Administrator (DBA)s?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Database Administrator (DBA) is $118k / year

What is the lowest pay for Database Administrator (DBA)s?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Database Administrator (DBA) is $50k / year

How can Database Administrator (DBA)s increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Database Administrator (DBA) is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Database Administrator (DBA) that oversees more junior Database Administrator (DBA)s, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.