Database Administrator Salary

Midpoint U.S. salary*

$95,000

 

The midpoint starting salary for a database administrator is $95,000. Database administrators are responsible for database configuration, performance, backups, recovery, security and maintenance. Employers may increase starting salaries by 5-10 percent for database administrators who have certain in-demand certifications, such as in Oracle database.

Midpoint database administrator salaries in U.S. cities.

Austin, TX  
$102,600  
Baltimore, MD  
$97,850  
Chicago, IL  
$117,325  
Houston, TX  
$101,650  
Tampa, FL  
$94,050  
Milwaukee, WI  
$95,950  
New York, NY  
$133,475  
Phoenix, AZ  
$107,350  
Portland, OR  
$101,650  
San Francisco, CA  
$133,000  
Washington, DC  
$126,350  

Roles similar to database administrator

Systems administrator  
$80,000  
Web administrator  
$80,000  
Network administrator  
$87,000  
Database developer  
$116,000  
Database manager  
$127,000  
Data analyst/report writer  
$96,000  
Systems security administrator  
$110,000  

*Salaries listed represent the 50th percentile, or midpoint, of starting salaries.

 

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