Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Database Administrators lies in the neighborhood of $61K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Database Administrators bottoms out near $37K and approaches $90K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Entry-Level Database Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Entry-Level Database Administrators who answered the questionnnaire. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,955 - $87,201
$40K
$61K
$87K
MEDIAN: $61,000
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$13.37 - $43.55
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$0$89K
Salary $39,955 - $87,201
Bonus $0.00 - $9,625
Profit Sharing $50.34 - $5,960
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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$36,461 - $89,717
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,263
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $13.37 - $43.55
Overtime $19.81 - $50.56
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,625
Profit Sharing $50.34 - $5,960
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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$36,461 - $89,717
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 305

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,553

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).

Database Administrator (DBA) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Database Administrator (DBA) in Orlando:
"Level of dedication."
Make sure that you arrive early, do everything you request of others to do yourself, follow best industry practices, be dedicated 100%, always do your best.

Database Administrator (DBA) in Bloomington:
"Stand out from the crowd."
Learn SQL. Know how to performance tune SQL and fix stuff that's slow or broken.

Database Administrator (DBA) in Louisiana:
"Administrations knowledge level of Information Systems."
I wish I had known how little they understood of technology and how they denied approval of certain projects that would have benefited the company.

Database Administrator (DBA) in Allentown:
"Get a good education to succeed."
Make sure you get a bachelors degree if you want to be compensated appropriately. Also seek employment in a corporate for profit setting.

Database Administrator (DBA) in Waltham:
"Learn, Learn, Learn."
Keep yourself marketable by branching out into all areas of Database Administration.

Database Administrator (DBA) in Denton:
"Learn all you can."
Be ready to continue learning while keeping to read lines.

Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 225 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
▲5%

Oracle
▲4%

MySQL
▲2%

C++
▲2%

Database Administration
▲1%

National Average
$60,000


Windows Operating System General Use
▼9%

Microsoft Access
▼17%

HTML
▼20%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 225 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 15%