Average Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

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The average salary for an Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) is $93,805.
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$61k - $127k
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$60k - $136k

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Job Description for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)

Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Tasks
  • Install and configure Oracle and SQLServer in hosted and enterprise environments.
  • Design and enhance data models for an object-oriented application platform.
  • Manage backup and recovery routines.
  • Build and deploy databases for new customers.
  • Maintain and tune up existing customer databases.

Job Satisfaction for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)

3.8 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) are from the companies Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Oracle Corp. and Tata Consultancy Services Limited. Reported salaries are highest at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton where the average pay is $109,032. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Leidos and Oracle, earning around $103,500 and $100,000, respectively. Tata Consultancy Services Limited pays the lowest at around $75,000. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $77,500 and $85,842, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)

Skills in Oracle RAC, Disaster Recovery and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oracle 11g and Database Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)

An entry-level Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,048 based on 27 salaries. An early career Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,419 based on 270 salaries. A mid-career Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,897 based on 353 salaries. An experienced Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,102 based on 438 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $113,108.
Employees with Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 4.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (4.6% more) and New York, New York (2.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (8.0% less), Los Angeles, California (2.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.4% less).

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