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Salary range for a 5 year DBA with clustering experience

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Being a DBA' started by luckyxi168, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. luckyxi168 New Member

    Just want to have some insight on the salary range for a 5 year DBA with clustering experience? thank you
  2. MichaelB Member

    It really depends on where you are located. In US the average for a skilled dba can range from 75-110K $US , 85K is average for MCDBA 130K average for BI. I am unsure about with clustering exp. maybe 90K?
  3. FrankKalis Moderator

    [quote user="MikeEBS"]
    It really depends on where you are located. In US the average for a skilled dba can range from 75-110K $US , 85K is average for MCDBA 130K average for BI. I am unsure about with clustering exp. maybe 90K?
    [/quote]
    130k for BI?
    What experience makes the difference here?
  4. dineshasanka Moderator

    130k for BI because of the market need. I don't think it is anything to do with the experience
  5. FrankKalis Moderator

    Yes, I know that, but I am wondering what a DBA needs to know to claim to be a "BI DBA"?
  6. Adriaan New Member

    Frank, remember they are talking about US salaries - before income tax, no social security, limited health insurance ...
  7. FrankKalis Moderator

    Yes, I keep this mind, but I was suprised by this salary difference just because someone claims to be BI expert. [;)]
  8. thomas New Member

    you need to be BI-curious!
  9. Adriaan New Member

    [<:eek:)][li][;)]
  10. thomas New Member

    Ha ha ha, I'm glad someone got the joke!
  11. satya Moderator

    Since the evolution of SQL 2005 BI market out-grown and there is a huge demand for BI-DBA in thsi case and I agree with Mike too.
    Overall the salary range are very specific to region to region such as Europe is different to Amerias one.
  12. MichaelB Member

    I got that figure from Redmond magazine. It is the average $$ for someone who has the BI certification in sql server 2005. Keep in mind that I do not know how many with that cert answered their survey. Could be 1:)
    anyway... i know what cert I am going for next! hehe
  13. satya Moderator

    Interestingly, yesterday I have got a call from an agency about a BI Analyst (Sr. DBA position) in London and offer was 75K PA + benefits!!! [:O]. So this means BI has really picked up much of the DB market now.
  14. FrankKalis Moderator

    <P mce_keep="true">[quote user="satya"] <P>Interestingly, yesterday I have&nbsp;got a call from an agency about a BI Analyst (Sr. DBA position) in London and offer was 75K PA + benefits!!! <IMG alt=Surprise src="http://sql-server-performance.com/Community/emoticons/emotion-3.gif">. So this means BI has really picked up much of the DB market now. </P><P>[/quote]</P><P>..and it is likely to continue: <A href="http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/oct07/10-12DWMQPR.mspx">http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/oct07/10-12DWMQPR.mspx</A></P>
  15. satya Moderator

    True, to be more clear on my reply 75K P/A in GBP!!
  16. FrankKalis Moderator

    Yes, I have realised that. But what is that good for when you have to spent half (or even more) of that for an adequat home in London? [;)]
  17. satya Moderator

    True Frank, not to mention I was tempted and lined up for an interview.... so need a brush up on BI stuff [;)].
  18. anandchatterjee New Member

    One out of the box question.. BI means Business Intelligence like Cognos?
  19. satya Moderator

    Yes, its a Microsoft term for Data Warehousing/Mining...

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