Database Systems Administrator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
CA Technologies
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
3.7 years
How much does a database systems administrator make?
The national average salary for a Database Systems Administrator in the U.S. is $75,363 annually or $36.23 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $54,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $105,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Database Systems Administrators are Technology companies and Finance companies. Some of the states with the best Database Systems Administrator salaries are Washington, California, Colorado, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The typical tenure for a Database Systems Administrator is 3.7 years.

Average Database Systems Administrator Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Database Systems Administrator in the USA is $75,363 annually or $36.23 hourly. The top city when it comes to Database Systems Administrator salaries is San Francisco, CA at $102,247 per year. The average starting salary in San Francisco, CA for Database Systems Administrators is $65,000. Washington, California, Colorado, New Jersey, and Connecticut are the states with the highest payscale for Database Systems Administrators. The lowest earning states are Indiana, North Dakota, Mississippi, West Virginia, and Oklahoma.

Map of Database Systems Administrator Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Database Systems Administrators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Database Systems Administrator Salary By Company

If you are a Database Systems Administrator, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Technology companies and Finance companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. CA Technologies and Goldman Sachs are the best paying companies for Database Systems Administrators. Also, companies like CACI International and Hospira pay their Database Systems Administrators very well.

Average Database Systems Administrator Pay By Industry

Wages for Database Systems Administrators can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Finance companies, Professional companies, and Insurance companies tend to have the highest salaries for Database Systems Administrators. Finance companies pay Database Systems Administrators an average salary of $78,030, Professional companies pay $76,145, and Insurance companys come in at $75,766. At $71,856, the average salary for Database Systems Administrators in the Health Care industry is lower than other industries.
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care

Database Systems Administrator Salary History

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National Average
Ashburn, VA

Database Systems Administrator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Database Systems Administrator can range from $54,268 to $110,908 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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