So in yesterday’s WIT luncheon, there was a bit of discussion on salary data. There was even a discussion on going to your local HR department, to find out the range for your position. DON’T FREAKING DO THAT!!!! This could be a whole another topic, but you don’t want to send a loud signal to your HR organization that you are shopping jobs. That’s as much of a career limiting move, as not having a backup.
Here’s the link the IRS data on the average (median, mean, and top split) data for DBAs. it’s broken down by region–from my experience with the data across a variety of IT positions, and it has been reasonably accurate.
It covers SQL, and those other databases, but should give you a good starting point for negotiations. And remember–salary is always negotiable, even if your unemployed–if you don’t get that money up front, you will never see it.