Average Database Administrator DBA Salary in Canada

Annual Base Salary - $72,892.00/year

The average annual salary of Database Administrator (DBA) is $72,892.00


The starting salary of Database Administrator (DBA) is between $40,766.00 and $47,960.00 whereas the maximum salary range is between $98,800.00 and $113,620.00.

Minimum Annual PayMaximum Annual Pay
Average Hourly Pay - $29.85/hour

The average hourly pay of Database Administrator (DBA) is $29.85.


The starting hourly rate is between $15.00 and $17.28 for Database Administrator (DBA) whereas the maximum hourly wage is between $69.76 and $80.00.

Minimum Hourly PayMaximum Hourly Pay
Bonus Range: Tooltip
$529.00 - $9,720.00
Profit Sharing: Tooltip
$56.00 - $10,500.00
  • Currency : CAD
  • Annual Salary : $72,892.00
  • Hourly Pay : $29.85
  • Weekly Pay : $1,310.00
  • Fortnightly Salary : $2,620.00
  • Monthly Salary : $5,677.00

Database Administrator (DBA) Salary Comparison by Gender


This pie chart demonstrates the gender share for Database Administrator (DBA). As indicated, the golden colour represents the percentage share for women and the green represents the percentage share for men.

As shown in the chart, male employees are involved significantly more as Database Administrator (DBA) compared to female. Their involvement is 52% while of female is only 48%.

Salary Distribution Based on Years of Experience

The line graph shows Database Administrator (DBA) salary in Canada on an annual basis. In this graph specifically, it is indicated that as the years of experience increases, so does their wages.

For Database Administrator (DBA) working less than a year in a company, you notice that their annual salary starts around $54,384.48.

As the years of experience reaches 1 to 4, there is a significant increase of $4,800.56 which would give a total wage of CAD59,185.04.

Once the experience reaches 5-9 years Database Administrator (DBA) salary would increase again to a total of $74,071.39, adding $14,886.35 from the last salary increase.

After reaching the 10-19 year experience in their career, another increase in salary will be added to a total of $85,771.24.

And finally, once the Database Administrator (DBA) gains 20 years of experience or more, their salary would reach $98,195.47.

Prominent Skills Affecting Database Administrator (DBA) Salary

The bar graph data indicates the importance of specific skills which can have a direct impact on Database Administrator (DBA)'s salary. It clearly highlights the skills needed for a post of Database Administrator (DBA) when hired by an employer.

The most vital skill expected of Database Administrator (DBA) is MySQL which impacts the most than the rest of the skills indicated with a staggering 29% comparatively. Therefore, one’s salary would greatly depend on their skills in MySQL.

The skill least likely to affect one’s pay would be IBM DB2 with 6%. It can be said that IBM DB2 skill will unlikely impact the salary.

Compensation Statistics Based on Experience Levels

This combination of a line and the bar graph shows how the experience affects the salary of Database Administrator (DBA). Companies are considering factors like training and education directly affecting the salary offered to you as an employee. The line graph shows the salary increment with the increase in experience whereas the bar graph shows the comparision of how the salary is getting affected based on experience level.

As shown in the trends, lowest earning is $53,211.00 whereas the highest earning is $99,133.00 which clearly shows the salary increases with the level of expertise.

Experienced person will earn the maximum salary of $99,133.00 at 36%. So to summerize, Entry Level earns 27% less than the average salary, Early Career earns 18% less than the average salary, Mid Carrer earns 3% more than the average salary, Late Career earns 21% more than the average salary, Experienced earns 36% more than the average salary.

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