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Database Administration Average Salaries in South Africa 2020

How much money does a person working in Database Administration make in South Africa?

Average Monthly Salary
29,100 ZAR
( 349,000 ZAR yearly)


A person working in Database Administration in South Africa typically earns around 29,100 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 22,400 ZAR (lowest) to 33,200 ZAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries differ drasticly between different Database Administration jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Data Analyst28,300 ZAR
Data Architect30,300 ZAR
Data Entry Supervisor22,900 ZAR
Data Manager34,400 ZAR
Data Modeling Analyst30,300 ZAR
Data Security Analyst30,000 ZAR
Data Warehousing Manager33,600 ZAR
Data Warehousing Specialist28,800 ZAR
Database Administration Manager33,200 ZAR
Database Administrator30,900 ZAR
Database Analyst32,100 ZAR
Database Developer31,300 ZAR
Database Report Writer29,000 ZAR
Lotus Notes Developer30,200 ZAR
Oracle Database Administrator30,300 ZAR

Database Administration Jobs Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Database Administration

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    The Database Administration salaries in South Africa range between 22,400 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 33,200 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 30,300 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Database Administration are earning less than 30,300 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 30,300 ZAR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Database Administration are earning less than 23,700 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 23,700 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Database Administration are earning less than 34,300 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 34,300 ZAR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Database Administration Salary Forecast and Trend in South Africa

How do Database Administration salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Database Administration
Average Salary 2016
25,200 ZAR
Average Salary 2017+4%
26,100 ZAR
Average Salary 2018+4%
27,100 ZAR
Average Salary 2019+4%
28,100 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Database Administration salaries in South Africa are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Database Administration Hourly Average Wage in South Africa

170 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Database Administration is 170 ZAR. This means that the average person in South Africa earns approximatly 170 ZAR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Database Administration VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Database Administration and Information Technology monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Database Administration, Information Technology, and All Jobs and we found that Database Administration salaries are 4% less than those of Information Technology. We also found out that Information Technology salaries are 3% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein28,300 ZAR
Cape Town33,900 ZAR
Durban32,400 ZAR
Johannesburg31,200 ZAR
Port Elizabeth29,400 ZAR
Pretoria30,600 ZAR
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