Principal Database Administrator Salary in the United States

How much does a Principal Database Administrator make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Principal Database Administrator in the United States is $53 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $47 and $61. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Principal Database Administrator

Review the job openings and experience requirements for the Principal Database Administrator job to confirm that it is the job you are seeking.

See user submitted job responsibilities for Principal Database Administrator.

Understand the total hourly compensation opportunity for a Principal Database Administrator, hourly wage plus other pay elements

Average Hourly Wage

Core compensation


Average Total Hourly Cash Compensation

Includes base and short-term incentives

These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Principal Database Administrator in the United States. The average hourly rate for Principal Database Administrator ranges from $47 to $61 with the average hourly pay of $53. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $50 to $65 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $57.

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.



Not the job you're looking for? Search more salaries here:

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?'s CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst
Job Openings for Principal Database Administrator
Cynet Systems - Richmond , VA
Database Administrator IV Job Location: Richmond, VA Job Type: Contract Due to the nature of the ... Knowledgeable of data modeling principals. Be expected to: * Rely on experience and judgment to ... - 2 days ago
Motion Recruitment Partners -
Our client - the happiest place on Earth - is hiring for a Senior Database Administrator at their Downtown Seattle office. ***This role is an 18-month W2 contract to start*** As a Senior Database ...
LinkedIn - 5 days ago
Southern California Association of Governments -
The Database Administrator works as an essential contributor to SCAG's IT team. Reporting to the Manager of Application Development & Support, the Database Administrator is responsible for supporting ...
LinkedIn - 3 days ago
Homewerks Worldwide -
Position Summary The Database Administrator (DBA) is responsible for effective maintenance, operation, configuration of the MS SQL infrastructure, and related systems and applications. This ...
LinkedIn - 9 days ago
Freddie Mac - Dallas , TX
The Senior Database Administrator will be expected to maintain Informatica Power Center Cluster, Informatica Data Quality, Informatica MDM, IBM DataStage, IBM CDC, IMM and Oracle,DB2 RDBMS Databases ...
Freddie Mac - 4 days ago
You will ensure optimal database performance by analyzing database issues and monitoring database performance. Also able to quality testing of applications and databases. Responsibilities * Manage ...
LinkedIn - 3 days ago