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Salary Information for Database Administrator (DBA)




Database Administrator Average Starting Salaries

Historical salary ranges for database administrators and related database professionals from 2010 to 2012:


Job Title    2010 Salary    2011 Salary    2-Year Change   
Database Admin. $72,750 - $107,000    $76,000 - $109,500    $79,000 - $113,750    + 7.2%
Database Developer    $74,750 - $106,750    $76,750 - $112,000   $82,000 - $119,750    + 11.2%
Database Manager    $90,000 - $122,500    $92,500 - $128,000   $96,500 - $133,500    + 8.2%
BI Analyst    $79,250 - $110,000    $82,500 - $116,250    $87,750 - $123,500    + 11.6%
Data Architect    $87,750 - $120,250    $91,750 - $126,500    $97,500 - $134,250    + 11.4%



Add these percentages to the database salary table above for the following skills:

* Add 5% for IBM DB2 Database Skills
* Add 9% for Oracle Database Skills
* Add 10% for SQL Server Database Skills



Database Administrator Salaries by State



Database Administrator Salaries by State

U.S. State / Location

Average Annual DBA Wage

Average Hourly DBA Wage

Alabama
$64,380
$30.95
Alaska
$78,270
$37.63
Arizona
$68,230
$32.81
Arkansas
$62,400
$30.00
California
$84,090
$40.43
Colorado
$73,420
$35.30
Connecticut
$76,760
$36.90
Delaware
$82,020
$39.43
District of Columbia
$79,450
$38.20
Florida
$71,410
$34.33
Georgia
$78,030
$37.51
Hawaii
$69,680
$33.50
Idaho
$69,190
$33.26
Illinois
$77,670
$37.34
Indiana
$63,120
$30.35
Iowa
$71,260
$34.26
Kansas
$67,910
$32.65
Kentucky
$63,020
$30.30
Louisiana
$64,800
$31.16
Maine
$67,220
$32.32
Maryland
$79,100
$38.03
Massachusetts
$80,900
$38.90
Michigan
$69,680
$33.50
Minnesota
$79,950
$38.44
Mississippi
$52,710
$25.34
Missouri
$70,570
$33.93
Montana
$53,370
$25.66
Nebraska
$72,640
$34.92
Nevada
$70,860
$34.07
New Hampshire
$81,020
$38.95
New Jersey
$82,750
$39.78
New Mexico
$69,920
$33.62
New York
$81,310
$39.09
North Carolina
$79,850
$38.39
North Dakota
$59,560
$28.64
Ohio
$71,300
$34.28
Oklahoma
$60,300
$28.99
Oregon
$74,800
$35.96
Pennsylvania
$71,850
$34.54
Puerto Rico
$45,550
$21.90
Rhode Island
$79,930
$38.43
South Carolina
$63,410
$30.49
South Dakota
$61,870
$29.74
Tennessee
$66,490
$31.97
Texas
$74,030
$35.59
Utah
$77,700
$37.36
Vermont
$62,310
$29.96
Virginia
$81,720
$39.29
Washington
$82,110
$39.48
West Virginia
$51,690
$24.85
Wisconsin
$69,030
$33.19
Wyoming
$61,290
$29.47

Top 5 Highest Paying Cities for Database Administrators:

  1. San Jose, California | $94,000
  2. Los Angeles, California | $93,000
  3. Raleigh, North Carolina | $93,000
  4. San Francisco, California | $91,000
  5. New Haven, Connecticut | $88,000


Database Administrator Salaries by DBMS & Experience
* Database Administrator salary: $83,000
* SQL Database Administrator salary: $90,000
* Senior Database Administrator salary: $95,000
* MySQL Database Administrator salary: $94,000
* IBM DB2 Database Admin salary: $97,000
* Oracle Database Administrator salary: $98,000
* Peoplesoft Database Administrator salary: $98,000
* Senior SQL DBA salary: $100,000
* Senior Oracle DBA salary: $104,000
* Sybase Database Administrator salary: $105,000
* Oracle Application DBA salary: $109,000
* Database Administration Team Leader salary: $144,000



Database Administrator Salary vs. Other IT Job Roles
* Help Desk Technician Salary: $54,732
* Network Administrator Salary: $63,160
* System Administrator Salary: $67,393
* Technical Analyst Salary: $69,886
* Telecom or Voice Professional Salary: $74,580
* Business Analyst Salary: $75,525
* Network or LANA LAN (or local area network) is a network connecting computers in a small area, typically an office or building. Manager Salary: $77,788
* Applications Developer Salary: $82,151
* Database Administrator Salary: $83,256
* Systems Engineer Salary: $85,032
* IT Security Professional Salary: $87,408
* IT Consultant Salary: $87,739
* IT Manager Salary: $87,934
* Software Engineer Salary: $90,000
* Mobile Application Developer Salary: $94,000
* IT Project Manager Salary: $94,457
* IT Department Head Salary: $100,757
* IT Architect Salary: $102,894
* Chief Information Officer (CIO) Salary: $127,073




Sarlary Information by payscale


Database Administrator (DBA) (United States)

California  $56330  
 
New York  $59550  
 
Texas  $50330  
 
Florida  $50230  
 
Illinois  $50350  
 
Ohio  $51310  
 
Pennsylvania  $53810  
 
Massachusetts  $55460 
 

Senior Database Administrator (DBA) (United States)


California  $ 89000  
 
New York  $ 95000  
 
Texas  $ 82000  
 
Florida  $ 80000  
 
Virginia  $ 90000  
 
Massachusetts  $ 85000  
 
Georgia  $ 90000  
 
Washington  $ 85000  


Database Analyst/Programmer (United States)


California  $ 62000  
 
Texas  $ 53500  
 
New York  $ 50000  
 
Illinois  $ 49000  
 
Florida  $ 61200  
 
New Jersey  $ 48000  
 
Pennsylvania  $ 50000  
 
Washington  $ 56000 

Database Manager (United States)


California  $  59000  
 
New York  $  46500  
 
Florida  $  43298  
 
Virginia  $  69000  
 
New Jersey  $  46000  
 
Massachusetts  $  80000  
 
Illinois  $  52500  
 
Texas  $  66500  


Sarlary Information by itjobswatch


DBA Average Salaries (UK region)

 
England   41,387 
Scotland  36,803 
Wales   39,268 
Northern Ireland 40,500 


Sarlary Information by mcpmag


http://mcpmag.com/salarysurveys/article.asp?EditorialsID=66

August 2002
The Microsoft Certified Database Administrator designation is intended for professionals who implement and administer Microsoft SQL Server databases. The certification is appropriate for individuals who derive physical database designs, develop logical data models, create physical databases, create data services by using Transact-SQL, manage and maintain databases, configure and manage security, monitor and optimize databases, and install and configure SQL Server. MCDBA candidates should have at least one year of experience working with SQL Server and are required to pass three current core exams and one current elective exam.

MCDBA
Average Regional Salary
Regional Totals $68,000
West $69,400
Midwest $64,600
South $65,600
Mid-Atlantic $73,100
Northeast $74,600

MCDBA Total  West  Mid-
west
South Mid-
Atlantic
North-
east
Age  
18-24 $52 $49 * $53 * *
25-29 $63 $63 $57 $64 $65 $71
30-34 $70 $76 $66 $65 $78 $77
35-39 $69 $74 $68 $66 $70 *
40-44 $71 $68 $71 $68 $80 *
45-49 $70 $69 $57 $71 * *
50-54 $74 * * $73 * *
55+ $74 * * * * *
Length of Experience  
1 year or less $44 $41 * * * *
2 years $50 $65 * $44 * *
3 years $58 $62 $51 $56 * *
4 years $62 $68 $60 $58 $64 *
5-9 years $70 $71 $65 $68 $71 $79
10-14 years $76 $78 $76 $71 $89 *
More than 15 years $81 $78 $77 $83 $87 *
Job Title            
Network engineer $61 $59 $56 $59 $75 $66
Programmer/analyst $67 $70 $67 $65 $70 *
Project lead/networking** $78 $85 * $69 * *
Project lead/programming** $81 $93 $73 $78 * *
Management $77 $68 $73 $78 $87 $90
Trainer $67 $73 $59 $65 $67 *
Database administrator/
developer
$69 $75 $68 $65 $73 $71
Webmaster/developer
/producer
$70 $60 * $67 * *
Help desk/user support $51 $54 * $51 * *
Gender            
Male $68 $70 $65 $66 $73 $76
Female $64 $63 $65 $61 $70 *
Compensation x $1,000; all figures rounded to nearest 1,000.
*Indicates insufficient data.
**Non-supervisory


Sarlary Information by salary


Entry Level Database Analyst 25th%ile Median 75th%ile
the United States $43,964 $50,152 $58,201


Senior Database Analyst 25th%ile Median 75th%ile
the United States $67,621 $77,077 $87,152


Database Administrator 25th%ile Median 75th%ile
the United States $72,765 $83,527 $94,695