SQL Server Database Administrator Salary in the United States

How much does a SQL Server Database Administrator make in the United States? The average SQL Server Database Administrator salary in the United States is $95,441 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $76,363 and $120,201. 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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$76,363 to $120,201
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Agile Global Solutions, Inc -
SQL Server Database Administrator 12 months contract Chicago, IL * SQL Server troubleshooting and maintenance * Backup and restore * Know how to free up space * View logs * Systems administration
LinkedIn - 3 days ago
GTN Technical Staffing and Consulting -
SQL Server DBA HIGHLIGHTS Location: San Diego, CA Position Type: Contract to Hire Hourly / Salary: BOE Residency Status: US Citizen or Green Card Holder ONLY ONSITE ONLY Summary: The Database ...
LinkedIn - 7 days ago
We are currently looking for an Sr. Database Administrator to join our newest office location in ... Experienced with MS SQL Server, Microsoft Azure Cloud SQL, SQL data warehouse (5 + yrs) * Working ...
LinkedIn - 8 days ago
TEKsystems, Inc. - Orlando , Florida
TEKsystems client is seeking a MS SQL DBA to join their team for a contract to hire: Cannot support ... Experience working with 40+ servers and DB's larger then 10TB's If you are interested in learning ...
TEKsystems - 6 days ago
SQL Server DBA Mason OH longterm * Installation, configuration, maintenance and administration of SQL Server Latest and 2014/2012/2008R2/ 2008/ 2005 in standalone and cluster environments and ...
Dice.com - 1 day ago
National General Insurance - Dallas , TX
SQL Server DBA II (Mid-Level) Location: Dallas, TX (Farmers Branch area) Status: Full-Time/Permanent Primary Purpose: The Database Administrator II will work as a part of a team who are responsible ...
ZipRecruiter - 8 days ago
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