Junior Systems Administrator Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Junior Systems Administrator is $47,855 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) and VMware ESX. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Junior Systems Administrator Salary (?
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$38,612 - $64,476
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MEDIAN: $47,854
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Junior Systems Administrator Salary (?
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$11.33 - $25.40
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$38,612 - $64,476  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,747  
Total Pay (?
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$32,639 - $63,038  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $25.40  
   
Overtime
$14.95 - $44.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,747  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,639 - $63,038  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Job Description for Junior Systems Administrator

Junior systems administrators are responsible for handling day-to-day information technology (IT) operations for their organization. They are in charge of assisting system administrators with providing systems support for end users. Junior systems administrators complete support tasks for hardware devices and software packages, help with installation setups, and revise existing documentation guidelines. Other main functions include providing training for teams in other departments, answering technology questions as needed, completing administrative tasks when required, and filling out documentation when requesting new inventory.
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Junior Systems Administrator Tasks
  • Configure, monitor and maintain updated virus protection software, and backup data for emergency recovery.
  • Provide timely technical support for users and work with them to solve existing problems.
  • Administer and maintain systems support for software, hardware and servers: test, troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve all problems.

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Experience Affects Junior Systems Administrator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 18%
National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Junior Systems Administrator Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 41%
VMware ESX
up arrow 18%
System Administration
up arrow 1%
Linux
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Active Directory
0%
National Average
$46,000
Network Management / Administration
up arrow 4%
Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 5%
Windows Support
up arrow 6%

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Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%
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