Average Salary For Database Administrators In South Africa

Database administrators use specialized software to store and organize data. The role may include capacity planning, installation, configuration, database design, migration, performance monitoring, security, troubleshooting, as well as backup, and data recovery.


Database Administrator Salary In South Africa

An intermediate-level Database Administrator with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of R 380 000, while a Senior DBA with 10-20 years of experience makes on average R 450 000. Database Administrators with more than 20 years of experience may earn more than R 480 000 yearly.

What does a database administrator do in South Africa?

 Implement, configure, and troubleshoot database instances, replication, backup, partitions, storage, and access.

Set user privileges within the database environment.

Monitor and optimize system performance using index tuning, disk optimization, and other methods.

How much does a database developer earn in South Africa?

R584,819 (ZAR)/yr.

How long does it take to become a database administrator?

Becoming a database administrator takes about 6-9 years — four years to earn a bachelor’s degree, plus 2-5 years to acquire adequate professional experience.

What certifications are needed for database administrators?

Oracle: Oracle DB Certified Associate, Oracle DB Certified Professional.

Microsoft SQL Server: MCSE (Data platform and Business Intelligence) and the older MCDBA.

IBM: IBM Analytics Certification.

Oracle: MySQL Database Developer, MySQL Database Administrator.

What skills do database administrators need?


Meticulous attention to detail.

A logical approach to work.

The ability to prioritize tasks.

Problem-solving skills.

Good organizational skills.

Communication and interpersonal skills.