When it comes to the top paying job markets for database administrators, the most important factors are location, location, location. Job site Indeed has identified the top 15 highest paying markets for database administrators based on salary offers adjusted for the cost of living. They are:

1. Austin, TX
Average salary (adjusted) = $104,277
Amount higher than closest salary = $9,286
Percentage higher than closest salary = 9.8
Average salary (unadjusted) = $102,939

2. Chicago, IL
Average salary (adjusted) = $94,991
Amount higher than closest salary = $606
Percentage higher than closest salary = 0.6
Average salary (unadjusted) = $101,703

3. Denver, CO
Average salary (adjusted) = $94,384
Amount higher than closest salary = $106
Percentage higher than closest salary = 0.1
Average salary (unadjusted) = $99,143

4. Boston, MA
Average salary (adjusted) = $94,279
Amount higher than closest salary = $2,176
Percentage higher than closest salary = 2.4
Average salary (unadjusted) = $105,812

5. Salt Lake City, UT
Average salary (adjusted) = $92,101
Amount higher than closest salary = $738
Percentage higher than closest salary = 0.8
Average salary (unadjusted) = $91,825

6. San Jose, CA
Average salary (adjusted) = $91,363
Amount higher than closest salary = $892
Percentage higher than closest salary = 1
Average salary (unadjusted) = $116,091

7. Dallas, TX
Average salary (adjusted) = $90,472
Amount higher than closest salary = $2,703
Percentage higher than closest salary = 3.1
Average salary (unadjusted) = $91,201

8. San Francisco, CA
Average salary (adjusted) = $87,769
Amount higher than closest salary = $381
Percentage higher than closest salary = 0.4
Average salary (unadjusted) = $110,124

9. Seattle, WA
Average salary (adjusted) = $87,388
Amount higher than closest salary = $533
Percentage higher than closest salary = 0.6
Average salary (unadjusted) = $94,067

10. Minneapolis, MN
Average salary (adjusted) = $86,855
Amount higher than closest salary = $7,244
Percentage higher than closest salary = 9.1
Average salary (unadjusted) = $89,265

11. Arlington, VA
Average salary (adjusted) = $79,611
Amount higher than closest salary = $1,033
Percentage higher than closest salary = 1.3
Average salary (unadjusted) = $99,265

12. New York, NY
Average salary (adjusted) = $78,578
Amount higher than closest salary = $342
Percentage higher than closest salary = 0.4
Average salary (unadjusted) = $101,129

13. Los Angeles, CA
Average salary (adjusted) = $78,235
Amount higher than closest salary = $617
Percentage higher than closest salary = 0.8
Average salary (unadjusted) = $95,061

14. San Diego, CA
Average salary (adjusted) = $77,619
Amount higher than closest salary = $467
Percentage higher than closest salary = 0.6
Average salary (unadjusted) = $94,197

15. Washington, DC
Average salary (adjusted) = $77,152
Average salary (unadjusted) = $96,200

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Bob Violino

Bob Violino

Bob Violino is a freelance technology and business writer who covers a variety of topics, including big data and analytics, cloud computing, information security and mobile technology.