Database Administrator Salary in the US

$89,337
per year
per month
$7,440
per month
per year
Bonus
$4,200/year
Bonus
$350/month

Database Administrator - Average Salary

The average salary for a Database Administrator (DBA) is $89,337 per year ($7,440 per month), which is $35,847 (+67%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Database Administrator can expect an average starting salary of $58,450. The highest salaries can exceed $185,000.
$58,450
Low
$89,337
Average salary
$185,000
High
$4,870
Low
$7,440
Average salary
$15,420
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$370
$97,300
$195,000
Salary$58,450 - 185,000
Bonus$370 - 10,000
Total Pay$58,820 - 195,000
$30
$8,110
$16,250
Salary$4,870 - 15,420
Bonus$30 - 830
Total Pay$4,900 - 16,250

Database Administrator Salary Range

Low
$58,450
Average salary
$89,337
Experienced
$114,680
High
$185,000
Low
$4,870
Average salary
$7,440
Experienced
$9,560
High
$15,420
Among IT Database Administrators in the US, Junior Database Administrators and Medical Database Administrators tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced and highly skilled professionals like a MS SQL Server DBA and Senior Database Administrators enjoy the highest salaries.

Database Administrator - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Database Administrator$114K/year
+28% 
Oracle Database Administrator$94K/year
+5% 
Microsoft Database Administrator$93K/year
+4% 
SQL Database Administrator$90K/year
+1% 
IBM Database Administrator$84K/year
 -6%
Healthcare Database Administrator$73K/year
 -18%
Junior Database Administrator$60K/year
 -33%

Database Administrator - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Database Administrator (DBA) with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $60,000 per year. A mid level Database Administrator with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $85,000, while an experienced Database Administrator with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $114,000. Database Administrators with more than 20 years of experience earn $130,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Database Administrator

Late Career▲ +46%
Experienced▲ +28%
Average Salary$89,337/year
Mid Level▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -33%

Gender Breakdown

Female
29%
Male
71%

Database Administrator - Jobs by Location

Database Administrator - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Database Administrator jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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