How much does a Principal Database Administrator make? The average Principal Database Administrator salary is $113,612 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $99,848 and $129,655. Salary ranges 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. 

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Leidos - Alexandria , VA
The DBA performs day-to-day technical database administration tasks. This includes database design, database structure identification, database schema definition, database access privilege management ... - 74 days ago
Oracle Database Administrator Location: Arlington, VA (Rosslyn area) Clearance: Active TS/SCI required IntelliBridge is looking for an Oracle DBA to join our program that supports DISA ... - 6 days ago
Virginia Department of Taxation - Richmond , VA
The Oracle Database Administrator performs various activities required to support Oracle databases which include Installation, configuration, and upgrade of Oracle server software and related ... - 15 days ago
Leidos - Hampton , VA
Our team needs experienced Database Administration professionals at all levels to help develop, implement, maintain, and protect a streamlined, open architecture support model. Primary ... - 38 days ago
Valiant Integrated Services - Quantico , VA
... Database Lead Systems Engineer supporting a program that spans technical and management services ... Administer, deploy, manage, monitor, upgrades migrate, and design a VMware vSphere 6.0 virtualized ...
Valiant Integrated Services - 22 days ago
Kreative Technologies - Fairfax , VA
MySQL & Cloud Database Administrator (DBA) Clearance: Must be a U.S. Citizen and have the ability to obtain and maintain Position of Trust Certification: Able to obtain Security+ Location: Silver ...
ZipRecruiter - 1 day ago

Principal Database Administrator Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Principal Database Administrator between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of October 28, 2020. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Principal Database Administrator in each city.
Click to see the salary for Principal Database Administrator in these major U.S. cities.
City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $142,015
Washington, DC $126,473
Miami, FL $110,602
Chicago, IL $120,530
Boston, MA $128,007
New York, NY $136,675
Dallas, TX $112,873
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What is the average salary for Principal Database Administrator in 2020?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Principal Database Administrator in the United States. The base salary for Principal Database Administrator ranges from $99,848 to $129,655 with the average base salary of $113,612. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $105,733 to $137,565 with the average total cash compensation of $120,797.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $113,612 $99,848 - $129,655
Bonus $7,185 $5,885 - $7,909
Total Pay $120,797 $105,733 - $137,565
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What's the difference between Principal Database Engineer and Principal Database Administrator?
According to our latest salary estimation on October 28, 2020. The average salary of Principal Database Administrator is $113,612, and the average salary of Principal Database Engineer is $145,052. The average salary of Principal Database Engineer is higher than Principal Database Administrator. ( 2020-10-28 )
I am a Principal Database Administrator, which location’s salary is higher, Barnstable, MA or New Britain, CT?
New Britain, CT typically sees higher pay than Barnstable, MA for Principal Database Administrator. a Principal Database Administrator Salary in New Britain, CT is $122,702 as of October 28, 2020; a Principal Database Administrator Salary in Barnstable, MA is $119,806 as of October 28, 2020. ( 2020-10-28 )
Why does the salary of a Principal Database Administrator vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2020-10-28 )
What are the Pay Factors for Principal Database Administrator?
Salary ranges for a Principal Database Administrator can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2020-10-28 )
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Last Update: October 28, 2020