How much does a Principal Database Administrator make? The average Principal Database Administrator salary is $123,027 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $107,032 and $140,323. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Alarm.com - Tysons Corner , VA
The Senior SQL Database Administrator will manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to life-safety/mission critical production RESPONSIBILITIES
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Syms Strategic Group, LLC (SSG) - Richmond , VA
This is a hands-on DBA and S/W development position * Actively participate in product owner meetings to clearly identify goals for data needs and management * Design, implement and manage large ...
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Syms Strategic Group, LLC (SSG) - Norfolk , VA
This is a hands-on DBA and S/W development position * Actively participate in product owner meetings to clearly identify goals for data needs and management * Design, implement and manage large ...
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Castellum Inc - Fort Belvoir , VA
JOB SUMMARY CSD Database Administrator will be responsible for overseeing the maintenance and security measures of multiple databases. RESPONSIBILITIES * Monitoring and updating malware protection ...
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Syms Strategic Group, LLC (SSG) - Virginia Beach , VA
Syms Strategic Group (SSG) is seeking a talented Database Administrator Location: Virginia Department: Veterans Affairs Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Experienced Security Clearance Level: Public ...
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Syms Strategic Group, LLC (SSG) - Salem , VA
Syms Strategic Group (SSG) is seeking a talented Database Administrator Location: Virginia Department: Veterans Affairs Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Experienced Security Clearance Level: Public ...
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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 April 26, 2022. 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 $153,784
Washington, DC $136,954
Miami, FL $119,768
Chicago, IL $130,518
Boston, MA $138,615
New York, NY $148,001
Dallas, TX $122,227
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What is the average salary for Principal Database Administrator in 2022?
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 $107,032 to $140,323 with the average base salary of $123,027. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $114,066 to $152,002 with the average total cash compensation of $134,007.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $123,027 $107,032 - $140,323
Bonus $10,980 $7,034 - $11,679
Total Pay $134,007 $114,066 - $152,002
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What's the difference between Principal Database Engineer and Principal Database Administrator?
According to our latest salary estimation on April 26, 2022. The average salary of Principal Database Administrator is $123,027, and the average salary of Principal Database Engineer is $156,636. The average salary of Principal Database Engineer is higher than Principal Database Administrator. ( 2022-04-26 salary.com )
I am a Principal Database Administrator, which location’s salary is higher, San Bernardino, CA or Arlington, MA?
Arlington, MA typically sees higher pay than San Bernardino, CA for Principal Database Administrator. a Principal Database Administrator Salary in Arlington, MA is $138,615 as of April 26, 2022; a Principal Database Administrator Salary in San Bernardino, CA is $131,066 as of April 26, 2022. ( 2022-04-26 salary.com )
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. ( 2022-04-26 salary.com )
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 ( 2022-04-26 salary.com )
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Last Update: April 26, 2022