Average Senior Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

$107,785
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$7,949
Bonus
$3,919
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The average salary for a Senior Database Administrator (DBA) is $107,785.
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$80k
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$108k
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$136k
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What Do Senior Database Administrator (DBA)s Do?

Senior Database Administrator (DBA) Tasks
  • Design, architect, and build databases from determining business requirements.
  • Write and troubleshoot complex stored procedures.
  • Develop innovation, strategies, processes, and best practices.
  • Manage and mentor small team of DBAs.
  • Work closely with programming staff on database design changes to meet business requirements.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Database Administrator (DBA)

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The top respondents for the job title Senior Database Administrator (DBA) are from the companies Oracle Corp., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at General Dynamics Information Technology Inc where the average pay is $117,521. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and PS Energy Group, earning around $117,153 and $113,986, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $85,329. Oracle Corp. and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $104,306 and $108,090, respectively.

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

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Database Administrator (DBA)s?

An early career Senior Database Administrator (DBA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $84,490 based on 71 salaries. A mid-career Senior Database Administrator (DBA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,869 based on 454 salaries. An experienced Senior Database Administrator (DBA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,972 based on 1,086 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $115,302.
Employees with Senior Database Administrator (DBA) in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 12.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (10.8% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (9.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (1.4% less) and Denver, Colorado (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,296 survey responses.
Early Career
3.1%
Mid Career
19.8%
Experienced
47.3%
Late Career
29.8%