Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

The average Oracle Database Administrator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $92K per year. Overall cash earnings of Oracle Database Administrators stretch from $60K near the bottom to $134K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but tenure and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Men make up the vast majority of Oracle Database Administrators (81 percent) who took the survey. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$59,605 - $125,416
$60K
$93K
$130K
MEDIAN: $92,757
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$21.55 - $76.96
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MEDIAN: $50.73
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$0$135K
Salary $59,605 - $125,416
Bonus $5.00 - $14,772
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,863
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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$59,357 - $135,070
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 720
Hourly Data $0$111
Hourly Rate $21.55 - $76.96
Overtime $27.50 - $111.78
Annual Data $0$135K
Bonus $5.00 - $14,772
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,863
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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$59,357 - $135,070
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 98

Job Description for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)

Oracle database administrators are responsible for designing, maintaining and ensuring that the company's Oracle database runs smoothly; they are often responsible for other databases as well. These administrators work alongside other IT specialists, office staff and department heads, and they oversee database assistants. Oracle database administrators work with computers and computer systems daily, running multiple monitors and systems to check their accuracy and workability, as well as troubleshoot any errors found. Common tasks include writing code for a program, testing it to make sure it works, and implementing it into their company software. They may deal with issues in existing software and collaborate with other employees in the company to determine what changes, if any, need to be made.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)


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Oracle Database Administrators tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Database Administration Manager. The two jobs pay about the same on average. With an annual salary of $100K, Senior Database Administrator is the most common role for Oracle Database Administrators to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Information Technology Manager role — which usually pays $78K — is also typical for Oracle Database Administrators, though less common by comparison.

Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)


For Oracle Database Administrators, comfortable salaries can be found at Oracle; in fact, median earnings sit around $100K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)


Oracle Database Administrators seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Performance Analysis, Database Development, PL/SQL, and Disaster Recovery are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SQL, Database, and Oracle. Most people who know Database Administration also know Oracle 11g and Database Management. Those who learned Disaster Recovery also tend to know Database Management and Oracle 11g.

Pay by Experience Level for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)

Pay by Experience for an Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 327 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 341 salaries. An experienced Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 399 salaries. An Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 138 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $95,662

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

Home to some of the best pay for Oracle Database Administrators, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Oracle Database Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+15 percent), Boston (+14 percent), Denver (+11 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Oracle Database Administrators in Cleveland earning a whopping 32 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dallas and Norfolk (17 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)?

Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) in Burlington:
"Management and conditions."
Pros: Work hours are flexible.
Cons: At times the job can be stressful.

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Key Stats for Oracle Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

▲16%

▲12%

National Average
$96,000

▼3%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries



▲5%


▲4%

▲4%



▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$96,000

Database Administration
▼1%

Oracle 11g
▼1%

▼4%

▼4%

SQL
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 12%