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What is a good Salary for a DBA with 5 years experience


What is a good Salary for a DBA with 5 years experience

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Abhishek Chaturvedi
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Hi was recently offered a job for a SQL Server DBA position with a base salary of $80K in the Philly area. Do you think this is a good salary? I would really appreciate and expert comments on this.
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Heh... if you're currently making $70K, then probably. If you're a good solid DBA that can mentor Developers and do some pretty serious performance tuning, then probably not. "It Depends". :-)

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the salary really depends like Jeff said

Most of that depends on the type of DBA that you are and if you are willing to accept that salary.



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Thanks for the reply. I have not been in the market for a couple of years now and I wasn't sure of the trends in the field. Also, I wanted to get some clarity before I do some negotiation. What in your opinion would be the market average.
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check this

http://swz.salary.com/SalaryWizard/Database-Administrator-Salary-Details-Philadelphia-PA.aspx



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Thank you very much Jason. That is good data to get me started.
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You are welcome.



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