Junior Systems Administrator Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Junior Systems Administrator is $48,314 per year. A skill in VMware ESX is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Junior Systems Administrator Total Pay (?
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$38,155 - $65,131
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MEDIAN: $48,314
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Junior Systems Administrator Total Pay (?
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$11.07 - $25.54
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$38,155 - $65,131  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,778  
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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$33,186 - $64,190  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $25.54  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $44.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,778  
   
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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$33,186 - $64,190  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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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 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 18%
National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Junior Systems Administrator Salaries

VMware ESX
up arrow 18%
System Administration
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 1%
National Average
$46,000
Linux
up arrow 1%
Network Management / Administration
up arrow 6%
Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 6%
Windows Support
up arrow 8%
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 12%
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