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Oracle 2015 Salary Tips

Oracle News by Donald BurlesonDecember 3, 2015

Oracle DBA Salaries are among the highest in the IT industry, with Oracle DBA salaries now averaging over $100,000 per year.

This Inc. Magazine article shows a 2015 DBA salary survey, showing that Oracle DBA salaries have dipped in 2015 to about $70,000-$80,000 per year:

 2011 Compensation Guide Executive Pay by City

In 2015, Oracle published this Oracle DBA salary survey.  This Oracle DBA salary survey also shows that experience counts most, and jobs with the most responsibility (DBA, consultant) makes the highest Oracle salaries:

 North America Salaries

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Quality and Oracle DBA salary

The quality of your background has a huge influence on your Oracle DBA salary, and Oracle professionals with extra-strong backgrounds command approximately age x 3 for their salaries.  For example, a 22 year-old graduating from MIT with a BS degree can expect to earn about $66,000 in salary their first year as an Oracle DBA.

  • College and salary - Graduates of AACSB accredited business schools (Bachelors and MBA) command a salary premium, as do graduates of highly competitive universities.  For example, Oracle Corporation hires their software developers (at highly competitive salaries) from schools that demand hard work, such as Duke, MIT, Harvard and UT Austin.  Conversely, graduates of "clown colleges" are often unemployable with no offers at any salary.

  • Degree and DBA salary - Oracle professionals with advanced degrees earn far more than the average. 

  • Certification and salary - Certification may not increase your starting salary, but it helps to show that you have made a commitment to Oracle DBA career.

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