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Average Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) with Microsoft SQL Server Skills Salary

$54,546
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,966
Bonus
$1,987
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) with Microsoft SQL Server skills is $54,546.
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$41k
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$55k
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$72k
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What Do Database Administrator (DBA)s Do?

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.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Database Administrator (DBA)s?

Skills in SQL and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Data Analysis and Database Administration.

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 $65,847 based on 506 salaries. A mid-career Database Administrator (DBA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,697 based on 427 salaries. An experienced Database Administrator (DBA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,562 based on 381 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,439.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,502 survey responses.
Early Career
33.7%
Mid Career
28.4%
Experienced
25.4%
Late Career
12.5%