Database Administrator (DBA) in Houston, Texas Salary

Database Administrators in Houston take home an average $62K annually. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. Male Houston Database Administrators are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$42,936 - $111,587
$43K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,498
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50%
90%

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$16.21 - $61.04
$23
MEDIAN: $23.00
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$0$123K
Salary $42,936 - $111,587
Bonus $0.00 - $8,443
Total Pay (?
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$41,031 - $123,385
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $23.00
Overtime $15.75
Annual Data $0$123K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,443
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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$41,031 - $123,385
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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.

About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

Database Administrator (DBA) Job Listings

Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

Experienced
▲32%

Mid-Career
▲15%

National Average
$74,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries


SQL
▲29%

Transact-SQL
▲29%

Oracle
▲3%

National Average
$74,000

Database Administration
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼24%

Data Analysis
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 13%