IT Salary Tracker: Database administrators

Database administrators, see how much demand there is for your skills, and find out what you can command for salaries and contract rates.
Posted September 19, 2000
By

Zachary Rodgers


According to dice.com, EarthWeb's online job board for IT professionals, database administrators were offered an average salary of $76,500 per year in July 2000, and an average contract rate of $64 per hour. The lowest salaries came in at around $40,000 per year; and at the high end, senior database administrators could hope for offers as high as $145,000.

Averages are based on 707 listings for this type of professional, with cities bearing fewer than 10 listings excluded from mention. Among metro areas, Silicon Valley has the greatest demand for database administrators, with 18% of all listings. That's typical, but several other cities also have a large concentration of DBA jobs; Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco each hold 10% or more of the overall demand. Database administrators in San Francisco and Silicon Valley are drawing the highest salaries, at $87,000 per year on average, although not by much. (Seven metro areas have average salaries higher than $75,000.) The highest average contract wage offerings are in New York, at $82 per hour, followed closely by Boston and San Francisco.

Data came from available jobs listed during July 2000 on dice.com. Results are based on averages or totals from the following information on dice.com: salary, job type, job skills, and location.

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Highest salary by city (average):
San Francisco and Silicon Valley, $87,000 yearly salary

Highest contract rate by city (average):
New York, $82 per hour

Most jobs per city:
Silicon Valley, 18% of total

Datamation/dice.com IT Salary Tracker
Database administrators: average salaries by city

Source: Datamation/dice.com IT Salary Tracker/July 2000

Datamation/dice.com IT Salary Tracker
Database administrators: average contract rates by city

Source: Datamation/dice.com IT Salary Tracker/July 2000

Datamation/dice.com IT Salary Tracker
Database administrators: distribution of jobs by city

Source: Datamation/dice.com IT Salary Tracker/July 2000

Chart data compiled by Laurie Souza.






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