It’s good to be the DBA! ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ reedmeSeptember 3, 20073 Share 0 0 It's good to be a data dude. At least if you're starting a new career as a DBA. DBAs top the list of starting salaries in the eWeek survey. Top IT Starting Salaries (eWeek) Now if we can just work on the pay scale for more senior data architects... Heh.