Junior Systems Administrator Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Junior Systems Administrators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $47K per year nationwide. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Work is enjoyable for Junior Systems Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$36,436 - $61,696
$36K
$47K
$62K
MEDIAN: $46,682
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50%
90%

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$14.50 - $25.63
$15
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$36,436 - $61,696  
   
Bonus
$125.00 - $4,300  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$34,191 - $61,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $25.63  
   
Overtime
$22.56 - $36.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$125.00 - $4,300  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$34,191 - $61,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 109

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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

  • Administer and maintain systems support for software, hardware and servers: test, troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve all problems.
  • Provide timely technical support for users and work with them to solve existing problems.
  • Configure, monitor and maintain updated virus protection software, and backup data for emergency recovery.

Common Career Paths for Junior Systems Administrator


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Advancing into a Systems Administrator role seems to be a popular career move for Junior Systems Administrators, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $56K per year.

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Popular Skills for Junior Systems Administrator


Survey takers working as Junior Systems Administrators report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Help Desk / Desktop Support, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows PowerShell are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 43 percent, 18 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing Information Technology Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows 2003 Server and Network Management / Administration also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Microsoft Active Directory also know Network Management / Administration.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,288

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Junior Systems Administrators, 32 percent above the national average. Junior Systems Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+22 percent), Denver (+21 percent), Nashville (+16 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Houston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (13 percent lower) and Pittsburgh (12 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Junior Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Junior Systems Administrator Salaries

▲18%

▲11%

National Average
$45,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Junior Systems Administrator Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
▲43%

Windows Server 2012 R2
▲18%

Windows PowerShell
▲10%

Network Support
▲9%

Microsoft Exchange
▲8%


Linux
▼0%

VMware ESX
▼0%

National Average
$45,000




Windows 2003 Server
▼4%

Information Technology (IT) Support
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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