Average Senior Database Administrator (DBA) Salary in South Africa

R563,165
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R38,693
Bonus
R10,000
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The average salary for a Senior Database Administrator (DBA) in South Africa is R563,165.
10%
R241k
MEDIAN
R563k
90%
R881k
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Salary
R241k - R881k
Bonus
R5k - R108k
Profit Sharing
R0 - R10k
Total Pay
R251k - R988k

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Job Description for Senior Database Administrator (DBA)

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.

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Popular Skills for Senior Database Administrator (DBA)

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Database Administrator (DBA)

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 R426,300 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career Senior Database Administrator (DBA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R545,331 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Senior Database Administrator (DBA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R615,308 based on 70 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R708,254.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 156 survey responses.
Early Career
9.6%
Mid Career
31.4%
Experienced
44.9%
Late Career
14.1%