Average Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

$73,918
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,747
Bonus
$11,478
Commission
$2,486
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The average salary for a Database Administrator (DBA) is $73,918.
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$47k
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$74k
90%
$111k
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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.

Job Satisfaction for Database Administrator (DBA)

3.8 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Database Administrator (DBA) are from the companies Leidos, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and The PMA Insurance Group. Reported salaries are highest at Leidos where the average pay is $95,337. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The PMA Insurance Group and Northrop Grumman Corporation, earning around $95,330 and $95,000, respectively. CGI Group Inc. pays the lowest at around $46,000. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and Wells Fargo Bank also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $68,000 and $82,350, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Database Administrator (DBA)s?

Skills in Database Administration and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Data Analysis and SQL.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Database Administrator (DBA)s?

An entry-level Database Administrator (DBA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $54,688 based on 201 salaries. An early career Database Administrator (DBA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,336 based on 1,648 salaries. A mid-career Database Administrator (DBA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,755 based on 1,175 salaries. An experienced Database Administrator (DBA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,600 based on 1,038 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,490.
Employees with Database Administrator (DBA) in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 12.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (9.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (7.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (3.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,607 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.4%
Early Career
35.8%
Mid Career
25.5%
Experienced
22.5%
Late Career
11.8%