$61,134
Avg. Salary
$20.24
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,905

Bonus

$1,962

Profit Sharing

$11,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Database Administrator (DBA) is $20.24 per hour.

The average pay for a Database Administrator (DBA) is $61,134 per year.

10%
$13.75
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$20.24
50%
$40.24
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MEDIAN $20.24
10%
$40k
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$61k
50%
$87k
90%
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MEDIAN $61,134
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$87K
MEDIAN: $61,134
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$0$88K
Salary $40,110 - $86,824
Bonus $197 - $9,653
Profit Sharing $55.62 - $6,128
Commission $11,000
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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$35,983 - $88,539
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,247
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $13.75 - $40.24
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $18.74 - $50.67
Annual Data $0$88K
Bonus $197 - $9,653
Commission $11,000
Profit Sharing $55.62 - $6,128
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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$35,983 - $88,539
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 562

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Database Administrator (DBA)


Database Administrator (DBA) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

23%

19%

18%

14%

5%

5%

-4%

-7%

National Average: $59,440

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Database Administrators, Salt Lake City offers exceptional salaries, 31 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Database Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+25 percent), Chicago (+22 percent), Boston (+18 percent), and New York (+17 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Seattle and Pittsburgh (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 453 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
21%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
▲20%

▲12%


Linux
▲8%

UNIX
▲7%

SQL
▲6%

Oracle
▲4%

MySQL
▲2%

C++
▲2%

Database Administration
▲1%

National Average
$59,000


Windows Operating System General Use
▼9%

Microsoft Access
▼16%

HTML
▼20%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 453 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 15%