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Database Administrator salary in United States

How much does a Database Administrator make in the United States?

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The average salary for a database administrator is $90,122 per year in the United States. 1.5k salaries reported, updated at May 19, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Database Administrators in United States

  1. Apple
    10920 reviews5 salaries reported
    $148,298per year
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Highest paying cities for Database Administrators in United States

  1. San Jose, CA
    $104,575 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $104,409 per year
    35 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $97,667 per year
    35 salaries reported
  1. Denver, CO
    $95,734 per year
    50 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $94,674 per year
    26 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $93,854 per year
    24 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $93,127 per year
    31 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $92,044 per year
    17 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $91,798 per year
    13 salaries reported
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Where can a Database Administrator earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Database Administrators

Most recommended skill

Auto Restorationearn +44.82% more

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 37.14% since 2018. Database Administrators with this skill earn +44.82% more than the average base salary, which is $90,122 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201267increase by 67
201326decrease by 61.19%
201495increase by 265.38%
201586decrease by 9.47%
201684decrease by 2.33%
201766decrease by 21.43%
2018105increase by 59.09%
201966decrease by 37.14%

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
123 jobs188
3 jobs3
60 jobs72
34 jobs49
79 jobs112
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Most common benefits for Database Administrators

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 450 ratings

64% of Database Administrators in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Database Engineer

40,095 job openings

Average $117,184 per year

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