The average salary for an Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) in South Africa is R140,000.
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Job Description for Database Administrator (DBA)
A database administrator (DBA) is an IT professional who ensures that the software used to manage a database is properly maintained to allow rapid access when needed. Because constant access, searches, traffic are likely to have a damaging effect on any company database, the DBA works to maintain the efficiency of the servers. He or she also will typically work to ensure data security, coordinating with an IT security professional or team in larger companies to help maintain the integrity of se…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Database Administrator (DBA)
Microsoft SQL Server
Skills in Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, HTML and Microsoft Access are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Database Administration.
Pay by Experience Level for Database Administrator (DBA)
An early career Database Administrator (DBA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R177,710 based on 275 salaries. A mid-career Database Administrator (DBA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R298,430 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Database Administrator (DBA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R412,591 based on 58 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R800,000.
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