The average pay for a Database Administrator (DBA) is R166,697 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are UNIX, Linux, Oracle, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft SQL Server. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

R79,422 - R467,638
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R170K
R470K
MEDIAN: R173,605
10%
50%
90%
R21.11 - R511
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R150
R510
MEDIAN: R150.00
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50%
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R0R501K
Salary R79,422 - R467,638
Bonus R0.00 - R54,375
Profit Sharing R3,000
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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R79,404 - R501,113
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 221
Hourly Data R0R510
Hourly Rate R21.11 - R511
Overtime R0.00 - R164.87
Annual Data R0R501K
Bonus R0.00 - R54,375
Profit Sharing R3,000
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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R79,404 - R501,113
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Common Career Paths for Database Administrator (DBA)


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Popular Skills for Database Administrator (DBA)

Pay by Experience Level for Database Administrator (DBA)

Pay by Experience for a Database Administrator (DBA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Database Administrator (DBA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R150,000 based on 152 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 R236,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Database Administrator (DBA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R380,000 based on 22 salaries. A 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 R257,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R176,432

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

Database Administrator (DBA) Reviews

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

Database Administrator (DBA) in Durban:
"Love the challenges."
Pros: I enjoy the fact that there are different challenges every day. I have freedom and trust from my employer, which allows me to feel secure in my job.
Cons: Im getting retrenched, and expected to find another job within 4-5 months.

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Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

▲115%

Late-Career
▲46%

▲34%

National Average
R176,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
▲63%

Linux
▲52%

▲46%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲32%


SQL
▲4%

National Average
R176,000

HTML
▼6%






Microsoft Excel
▼50%

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 55%