What are typical oracle database administrator salaries?

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Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field?

What skills should you learn to increase your salary?

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ST in Arlington, Virginia

116 months ago

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Advice for anyone who wants to be a good DBA...first, be a full time programmer (in any language) for 3 years, there are too many DBA's out there who can not write SQL, they only can install databases.

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C in Gilbert, Arizona

108 months ago

Fully agree with your comments ST. I am a DBA with 10 yrs experience, but was a SQL programmer for 2 yrs prior and I continue to develop in addition to my admin duties. Also, make yourself even more valuable by gaining systems admin/engineering experience as well as any networking skills you can obtain.

There is a push for more of a 'DBA 2.0' who can handle DBA tasks in addition to setting up and maintaining hardware and networks.

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P in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

107 months ago

Oddly, Database Administrators used to be programmers that found it necessary to design databases in order to achieve the performance required. Unfortunately, the maintenance aspect doesn't tend to keep such folks interested in being a DBA very long. A DBA with a strong programming and operating system background often commands half again what is typically listed as the 'top' DBA salary in their area.

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rajender in New Delhi, India

98 months ago


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