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Database Administrator Salary in Chicago

Database Administrator Job Description

Database Administrators work with specialized applications in storing and organizing different types of data, ranging from client records to company information. Their responsibilities may include planning and installing a database, managing data migration and creating/determining user access. Database Administrators may also be involved with data security, backup and recovery.

DBAs may either work alone (in smaller companies) or as part of a larger team of IT professionals, including system engineers, data analysts and software designers. They aren‰Ûªt just limited to tech companies. They work in different industries, including education, medicine, agriculture, insurance and finance.

Living and Working in Chicago

Fast-paced, engaging and home to a diverse economy, Chicago is one of the major financial centers in the world with close to three dozen Fortune 500 companies. The city also has a booming IT, manufacturing and health industry. Some of the top employers include AT&T, Advocate Health System and JP Morgan Chase. Chicago also houses one of the major transport hubs in the country, with two major airports and an extensive train network.

Famous for its deep-dish pies, Chicago is renowned for its cuisine and rich history. The city is a major college town, with DePaul University, the University of Chicago and Northwestern University among other options. Residents get around Chicago in a number of ways, ranging from driving, using the transportation system to cycling. Some of the popular neighborhoods include the Near North Side, Hyde Park, Loop, South Loop and Lincoln Square.

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Compare Database Administrator salaries by region

Database Administrators are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, New York, and London. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $147,700
  3. Los Angeles
  4. $133,785
  5. Denver
  6. $132,650
  7. New York
  8. $131,916
  9. Washington D.C.
  10. $127,678
  11. Chicago
  12. $127,588
  13. Boston
  14. $126,663
  15. Seattle
  16. $125,151
  17. San Diego
  18. $124,428
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $110,000
  21. Austin
  22. $100,555
  23. Toronto
  24. C$100,105
  25. London
  26. £65,422
  27. France
  28. €58,391
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $147,700
  3. Los Angeles
  4. $133,785
  5. Denver
  6. $132,650
  7. New York
  8. $131,916
  9. Washington D.C.
  10. $127,678
  11. Chicago
  12. $127,588
  13. Boston
  14. $126,663
  15. Seattle
  16. $125,151
  17. San Diego
  18. $124,428
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $110,000
  21. Austin
  22. $100,555
  23. Toronto
  24. C$100,105
  25. London
  26. £65,422
  27. France
  28. €58,391
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Where Database Administrators are highest in demand

    Database Administrators are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, New York, and London. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: