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Database administrator salary in United States

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

Average base salary

$91,775
Average $91,775
Low $62,404
High $134,969
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a database administrator is $91,775 per year in the United States. 2k salaries reported, updated at January 27, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Database Administrators in United States

  1. Oracle
    3.8
    6,699 reviews12 salaries reported
    $142,295per year
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Highest paying cities for Database Administrators near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $109,594 per year
    39 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $103,523 per year
    43 salaries reported
  3. Washington, DC
    $98,367 per year
    50 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $93,923 per year
    42 salaries reported
  2. Denver, CO
    $91,640 per year
    43 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $85,692 per year
    51 salaries reported
  1. San Antonio, TX
    $85,325 per year
    14 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $80,455 per year
    23 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $79,165 per year
    28 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 Restoration(earn +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 $91,775 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%

Top companies hiring Database Administrators with the recommended skill

Emonics
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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

19,189 job openings

Average $113,529 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Database Administrator

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