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Results of the Unofficial Oracle Developer/DBA Salary Survey

As promised, here are the results of the Oracle Developer/DBA salary survey. Ninety four (94) Oracle developers and DBAs from around the globe responded to the survey.

Before going into the results, here is a list of the tools that I have used to create the survey and prepare its results:

  1. PHPSurveyor to create the survey, accept survey responses and export the results to a CSV file (from a MySQL DB).

  2. Oracle Database 10g Express Edition to load the results (CSV file) into the (Oracle) database using the “Load Data” utility through the APEX web interface. I could have used external tables too (similar to what Tom and Sue did).

  3. Oracle SQL Developer to connect to Oracle DB XE, validate the data and run queries against it. Also, to export query results to CSV.

  4. Adobe Dreamweaver to convert CSV text files to HTML tables.

And now on to the results:

Country City State Job Role Experience (Years) Oracle Certified? Annual Salary (USD) Hourly Rate (USD) Comments Timestamp
Argentina Buenos Aires Buenos Aires DBA 5 No $15,000   net income, exchange rate ARG$/USD is 3-1. 2006-08-07 08:53:00
Australia Melbourne   Developer 7 No $72,000     2006-08-07 16:46:00
Australia Sydney NSW DBA > 10 No $100,000   Share options 2006-08-11 00:04:00
Australia Sydney NSW Developer 10 No   $57   2006-08-10 17:14:00
Austria     Developer 7 No $51,100   PL/SQL, Forms lead developer 2006-08-08 04:37:00
Belgium Brussels   DBA > 10 No $100,000   taxes in Belgium is 50%. But no health insurance to pay. 2006-08-07 13:42:00
Brazil São Paulo São Paulo DBA 5 No $120,000   Nope 2006-08-07 11:04:00
Canada Edmonton Alberta Developer 2 No $40,000     2006-08-14 12:31:00
Canada Ottawa ON DBA 10 Yes $85,000   35 hours a week,Pension Plan, Health/Dental Benefits,Paid Overtime,Floating holiday, Gym membership, Free underground parking, 4k a year for training 2006-08-09 06:40:00
Canada Ottawa ON DBA 3 No $80,000     2006-08-11 12:08:00
Canada Toronto ON DBA 8 Yes $60,000     2006-08-10 14:53:00
Canada Toronto Ontario Developer > 10 No $67,500   Employer matched pension to 6% 2006-08-07 10:50:00
Canada Vancouver BC Developer 5 No $55,000     2006-08-08 10:36:00
Canada Whitehorse Yukon DBA 9 No $65,360   $1800/year bonus, pretty good Health Coverage. 2006-08-07 09:43:00
Canada     DBA > 10 Yes $80,000     2006-08-07 15:15:00
China Hk   DBA 10 Yes $65,000     2006-08-14 23:53:00
Denmark Copenhagen   Developer 7 No $68,570   No benefits, occasional bonuses. 2006-08-07 08:21:00
Germany Berlin Berlin Developer 3 No $53,957   entered the fixed salary. there’s an annual bonus which depends on the company’s results – about 1/12th to 2/12th of the fixed salary. 2006-08-08 05:08:00
Germany Frankfurt   Developer > 10 No $76,800   70% Developer + 30% DBA = 100% Database Architect 😉 2006-08-07 08:47:00
Germany Munich   DBA 3 Yes $50,000     2006-08-07 11:23:00
Germany     DBA 7 Yes $95,000   20K per year in addition from oncall. Annual bonus about 8K. 2006-08-07 09:28:00
India Bangalore Karnataka Developer 4 No $14,500     2006-08-08 05:07:00
India Hyderabad   DBA 1 No $12,000     2006-08-10 03:50:00
Ireland     Developer > 10 No   $100   2006-08-07 11:48:00
Israel Tel-Aviv   DBA 1 No $55,000     2006-08-08 03:46:00
Italy Turin TO Developer 10 No $26,500   net from taxes, at today rate eur/usd 2006-08-07 13:41:00
Kenya Nairobi   Developer 5 No $36,000     2006-08-11 05:32:00
Mexico     DBA 5 Yes $30,000     2006-08-14 10:54:00
Paraguay     DBA 7 Yes $20,000     2006-08-08 10:56:00
Russia Moscow   Developer 4 No $24,000     2006-08-07 08:48:00
Singapore     DBA 4 Yes $24,500     2006-08-07 19:00:00
Sweden Stockholm Stockholm DBA 4 Yes $55,000   phone, gym, laptop, internet 2006-08-10 09:31:00
Switzerland Basle BS DBA 3 No $81,664   Free coffee 2006-08-08 02:37:00
Switzerland     DBA > 10 No $90,000     2006-08-07 14:04:00
The Netherlands Almere Flevoland DBA > 10 Yes   $120   2006-08-07 10:29:00
The Netherlands Amsterdam   DBA 7 Yes $61,440   car, 32 vacation days 2006-08-08 02:10:00
The Netherlands Amsterdam   Developer 7 No $50,000     2006-08-08 00:30:00
The Netherlands     Developer 10 No $43,652   Free adsl, mobile phone, travel expenses 2006-08-09 02:02:00
The Netherlands     Developer > 10 No $80,500   Health insurance for me and the kids, car, laptop, free pension 2006-08-10 08:39:00
The Netherlands     Developer > 10 Yes $80,000     2006-08-09 05:19:00
The Netherlands     Developer > 10 Yes $83,000   car, telephone laptop 2006-08-07 08:10:00
United Kingdom Basingstoke Hampshire Developer 2 No   $100 none (contractor) 2006-08-07 12:19:00
United Kingdom Leeds West Yorkshire DBA 6 No $59,000   Flexi time, bonus, pension 2006-08-08 12:25:00
United Kingdom London   DBA > 10 No   $130   2006-08-09 07:51:00
United Kingdom London   DBA > 10 No $95,000   pension, healthcare, annual season ticket loan 2006-08-07 09:08:00
United Kingdom London   Developer 4 Yes $55,000   36 hrs per week, 6 weeks holiday 2006-08-11 04:31:00
United Kingdom London   Developer > 10 No   $755   2006-08-10 16:22:00
United Kingdom Northampton Northamptonshire Developer > 10 No $60,892   47,404.78 EUR5 weeks vacationpension 2006-08-08 05:13:00
United Kingdom Nottingham East Midlands DBA > 10 No $64,000   30 days holiday, final salary pension 2006-08-10 11:27:00
United Kingdom     DBA 9 No   $142   2006-08-07 12:07:00
United Kingdom     DBA > 10 No $70,000     2006-08-14 05:10:00
United Kingdom     Developer > 10 No $98,000   Healthcare for family, car allowance (10000$), on call pay, 5 weeks paid leave 2006-08-13 08:29:00
United States Akron OH Developer > 10 No $78,000     2006-08-07 10:05:00
United States Arlington VA Developer > 10 No $102,000 $56 4 weeks leave, 401k, company pays 1/2 of health insurance and life insurance for one year salary. 2006-08-09 14:47:00
United States Atlanta GA DBA 5 Yes $83,000     2006-08-11 16:19:00
United States Austin TX DBA > 10 No $115,000   4 weeks vacation 2006-08-07 08:47:00
United States Baltimore Maryland DBA 8 Yes $84,000   4.5 weeks vacation, tuition remission, Training 2006-08-11 11:23:00
United States Bellevue WA Developer > 10 No $90,000   401K matching, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, plus standard benefits 2006-08-07 09:39:00
United States Blacksburg VA Developer 6 No $75,000     2006-08-07 08:43:00
United States Boston MA DBA 2 No $60,000     2006-08-07 08:37:00
United States Boston MA DBA > 10 No $115,000     2006-08-07 11:30:00
United States Cary NC DBA 5 No $64,500     2006-08-07 09:36:00
United States Charlotte   Developer 6 No   $61   2006-08-07 20:02:00
United States Denver colorado Developer 10 No $65,000   nothing. 2006-08-08 05:20:00
United States Farmington MI Developer 5 No $73,500   3 Week Paid Vacation, Health benefits for myself and dependents 2006-08-07 08:09:00
United States Hillsboro OR DBA > 10 Yes $102,000   Profit sharing, stock plan, lots of vacation. 2006-08-07 11:21:00
United States Houston TX Developer 5 No   $62 Independant, 1099 2006-08-07 10:11:00
United States Iowa City IA DBA 5 No $52,500     2006-08-08 12:59:00
United States Lake Forest CA Developer > 10 Yes   $53 Get to do some DBA work. 2006-08-07 17:06:00
United States Los Angeles CA DBA 8 No $105,000     2006-08-14 21:04:00
United States New Jersey New Jersey DBA 10 Yes $113,000   flexi hrs,one ORACLE course /year 2006-08-07 09:33:00
United States New York NY DBA > 10 No $140,000   401k, medical, 3 weeks vac 2006-08-11 08:23:00
United States Philadelphia PA DBA > 10 Yes $125,000     2006-08-10 08:45:00
United States Phoenix Arizona DBA 10 Yes $100,000   Sabbatical, telecommuting 2006-08-14 09:21:00
United States Redwood Shores CA DBA > 10 Yes $114,000     2006-08-08 15:02:00
United States Salt Lake City Utah Developer 7 No $66,000     2006-08-07 11:05:00
United States San Diego CA Developer 9 Yes $95,000     2006-08-08 09:29:00
United States San Francisco CA DBA 8 Yes $140,000   Telecommute 2 days a week. 4 weeks sabatical every 5 years. 2006-08-08 14:14:00
United States Scott Afb IL DBA 6 Yes $85,000   stock, options, bonus 2006-08-08 12:25:00
United States Southwest VA DBA 6 Yes $55,000   lots of time off 2006-08-15 09:47:00
United States Springfield MA DBA 5 No $86,000     2006-08-07 09:40:00
United States Topeka Kansas Developer 8 No $70,000     2006-08-08 09:12:00
United States Washington DC DBA 10 Yes $105,000     2006-08-08 16:37:00
United States Waukesha WI DBA 8 Yes $87,800   Annual Bonus 2006-08-10 10:24:00
United States   CO DBA 6 No $93,500     2006-08-14 12:15:00
United States   Ohio DBA 1 No $80,000   Healthcare, dental, comp time 2006-08-13 20:45:00
United States   Vrginia Developer > 10 Yes $105,000   flex time, matching 401k, ESPP, other normal junk 2006-08-10 22:08:00
United States     DBA 3 Yes $77,000     2006-08-07 13:31:00
United States     Developer 1 No $42,500     2006-08-11 13:01:00
United States     Developer 10 No $90,000     2006-08-07 14:05:00
United States     Developer 6 Yes $84,000     2006-08-07 08:28:00
United States     Developer 8 No $120,000   Work with cool people, on cool technology, can’t beat it 2006-08-07 12:45:00
United States     Developer > 10 No $92,000     2006-08-06 17:19:00
United States     Developer > 10 No   $125   2006-08-08 21:51:00

Some statistics:

Country Min Annual Salary (USD) Max Annual Salary (USD) Avg Annual Salary (USD) How Many
Australia $72,000
$100,000
$86,000
2
Canada $40,000
$85,000
$66,608
8
Germany $50,000
$95,000
$68,939
4
India $12,000
$14,500
$13,250
2
Switzerland $81,664
$90,000
$85,832
2
The Netherlands $43,652
$83,000
$66,432
6
United Kingdom $55,000
$98,000
$71,699
7
United States $42,500
$140,000
$90,271
38

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Country Experience (Years) Min Annual Salary (USD) Max Annual Salary (USD) Avg Annual Salary (USD) How Many
Canada > 10
$67,500
$80,000
$73,750
2
Germany 3
$50,000
$53,957
$51,979
2
The Netherlands 7
$50,000
$61,440
$55,720
2
The Netherlands > 10
$80,000
$83,000
$81,167
3
United Kingdom > 10
$60,892
$98,000
$77,578
5
United States 1
$42,500
$80,000
$61,250
2
United States 10
$65,000
$113,000
$94,600
5
United States 5
$52,500
$86,000
$71,900
5
United States 6
$55,000
$93,500
$78,500
5
United States 8
$70,000
$140,000
$101,133
6
United States > 10
$78,000
$140,000
$107,091
11

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Country Job Role Min Annual Salary (USD) Max Annual Salary (USD) Avg Annual Salary (USD) How Many
Canada DBA
$60,000
$85,000
$74,072
5
Canada Developer
$40,000
$67,500
$54,167
3
Germany DBA
$50,000
$95,000
$72,500
2
Germany Developer
$53,957
$76,800
$65,379
2
Switzerland DBA
$81,664
$90,000
$85,832
2
The Netherlands Developer
$43,652
$83,000
$67,430
5
United Kingdom DBA
$59,000
$95,000
$72,000
4
United Kingdom Developer
$55,000
$98,000
$71,297
3
United States DBA
$52,500
$140,000
$94,883
23
United States Developer
$42,500
$120,000
$83,200
15

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Finally, here is the CSV file containing the raw survey response data.


Filed in Oracle on 17 Aug 06 | Tags: ,


Reader's Comments

  1. |

    Hi Eddie thanks for this, i can earn 20-40% more in canada or USA; So i will leave germany going to canada or USA and buy a big big truck! ,-) karl

  2. |

    How much you earn (and spend) is relative to where you work (and live), but I do not mind having you here in the USA Karl.

  3. |

    Thanks Eddie,

    Really interesting stuff.

    Frank

  4. |

    WOW! sooo many DBAs with like 1~3 years of experience..bizarre, very bizarre

  5. |

    The more experienced DBAs seem to be too busy to answer this questionnaire. That’s a pity. What I know is that very senior DBAs in Israel are farmed out by consulting firms for long-term contracts with a cost to the client of about 90 to 110 K (USA dollars) which is total cost to employer including benefits.

  6. |

    i take 10k$ yearly as a DBA and network admin, i want to improve my salary and i prepare for MCDBA certificate now.

  7. |

    Excellent work Eddie. Can you send out to more people in India/UK in your next survery (im hoping you do one for 2007 ;-), would love to get a bigger sample size for those 2 countries….Thanks

  8. |

    I liked this article. Its interesting. Keep up the good work.

    Cheers, khwaja

  9. |

    Wow!! Thanks for the numbers… I’d love to work in any country except here (Argentina) … 🙁 Someone needs a DBA for 30k/year with more than 8 years of experience ( OCP) ? Remote support enabled. I’m serious. contactus@remotesupport.com.ar Cheers, Robert

  10. |

    Hi , im interested in rendering the following remote dba assistance

    data model reengineering , desigin a database for multi operations, sql tuning , sga sizing, data cleansing and uploading and many more….

    i can work on site too at short notice for short periods. im Real Serious

    email me for more

  11. |

    How much a DBA of 3.5 yrs getting in US .Can any please tell me or any one having salary details please send it to my mail id

    ssiva.2012@gmail.com

    Thanks Siva Shankar

  12. |

    I think that you should publish them with the local currency . The dollar is keeping changing that we don’t know the exact salary. Don’t forget to add the cost of Big Mac on each country.

  13. |

    how much salary get as oracle database admnistrator in india with having 3+yrs of experience.