What fundamental knowlege and skills would an entry level DBA be expected to know? yeah I know SQL is needed, but aside from that. What's a reasonable salary for an Oracle DBA position. Of course the reason I ask is that a company is interested in me. I had applied for a system admin job but they saw that I had some previous experience in Oracle. I'm definately interested but it'd be a huge learning curve for me being that my DBA experience in oracle was limited to my course work in college which was about two years ago.