Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Database Administrator (DBA) is $92,578
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Database Administrator (DBA)s?
An early career Database Administrator (DBA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $76,308 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Database Administrator (DBA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,592 based on 9 salaries.
What Do Database Administrator (DBA)s Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.