Mid-Career Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Mid-Career Database Administrators pull down an average of $78K annually. Total cash compensation to Mid-Career Database Administrators ranges from $46K on the lower end to $113K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Most Mid-Career Database Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Mid-Career Database Administrators are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$50,780 - $106,452
$51K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,657
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50%
90%

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$16.61 - $61.77
$17
$30
$62
MEDIAN: $29.91
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$0$114K
Salary $50,780 - $106,452
Bonus $506 - $10,340
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,060
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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$46,860 - $114,167
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 881
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $16.61 - $61.77
Overtime $24.96 - $66.90
Annual Data $0$114K
Bonus $506 - $10,340
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,060
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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$46,860 - $114,167
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 145

Database Administrator (DBA) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,180

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

The three largest American cities — New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles — all offer salaries higher than the national average for Mid-Career Database Administrators. Falling short of the national average by 20 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Cincinnati. Employers in Grand Rapids and Miami also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 181 votes.
5-9 years
75%
10-19 years
25%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
▲11%

Linux
▲8%


Transact-SQL
▲5%

PL/SQL
▲5%

Oracle
▲2%

MySQL
▲2%

IBM DB2
▼0%

National Average
$78,000

SQL
▼2%


▼14%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼14%

Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
▼17%

Microsoft Office
▼19%

Microsoft Access
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 14%