SQL Database Administrator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$80,000
$61,000
$80,000
$104,000
SQL Database Administrators in the United States make an average salary of $80,521 per year or $38.71 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $61,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $105,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire provide the highest SQL Database Administrator salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Bothell, WA
$101,999
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Map of SQL Database Administrator Salaries

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

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Average SQL Database Administrator Salary By Location

While an SQL Database Administrator can average a salary of $80,521 per year, or $38.71 per hour, there are many opportunities for SQL Database Administrators to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $104,584 per year. Other high-paying locations include Bothell, WA, Jersey City, NJ and Boston, MA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $71,000. The highest paying states for SQL Database Administrators include Washington, New Jersey and California. Meanwhile, Indiana, West Virginia, and Alaska offer the lowest salaries.

Average SQL Database Administrator Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an SQL Database Administrator, working for CoStar Group or Catamaran might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Nvidia and Citrix Systems report highly competitive salaries for SQL Database Administrators.

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Average SQL Database Administrator Pay By Industry

The salary for an SQL Database Administrator can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for SQL Database Administrators tend to be found in Insurance, Health Care, and Telecommunication companies. In fact, SQL Database Administrators can make a yearly salary of $87,371 while working for Insurance companies.
Industry
Average Salary
Insurance
Insurance
$87,371
$87k
Health Care
Health Care
$84,024
$84k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$81,917
$82k
Technology
Technology
$79,507
$80k
Finance
Finance
$77,802
$78k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$77,254
$77k

SQL Database Administrator Salary History

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SQL Database Administrator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an SQL Database Administrator can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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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$123,133
$123,133
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$99,133
$99,133
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Senior SQL Server DBA
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$93,915
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$70,512
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$93,915
$93,915
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$109,067
$109,067
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