How much do Database Admins earn in the United States?

Yearly Salary


The average salary for a database admin is $51,688

56,268 salaries reported. Updated 25 May 2022.

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How much does a Database Admin make?

In the United States, the average pay for a database admin as of June 2022 is approximately $51,688 per year. That works out to be approximately $24.85 per hour and $4,307 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Database Admin salaries

DirectlyApply has seen database admin salaries ranging from a high of $83,012 per year to a low of $10,000 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of database admins currently sit between $35,256 per year and $83,012 per year.

To be considered a top earning database admin you would be expected to be making in excess of $83,012 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $35,256 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for an database admin can vary significantly (by as much as $73,012 per year) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

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