Database Administrator Salary

Midpoint U.S. salary*



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.

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


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