Average Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) Salary in South Africa

R140,000
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R10,279
Bonus
R1,250
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Database Administrator (DBA) in South Africa is R140,000.
10%
R19k
MEDIAN
R140k
90%
R282k
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Salary
R19k - R282k
Bonus
R710 - R105k
Profit Sharing
R413 - R10k
Total Pay
R22k - R289k

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Job Description for Database Administrator (DBA)

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)

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.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 447 survey responses.
Early Career
61.5%
Mid Career
23.5%
Experienced
13.0%
Late Career
2.0%

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