Experienced Linux System Administrator Salary

Experienced Linux System Administrators can expect wages of $81K annually on average. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$59,980 - $106,647
$60K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,462
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$20.20 - $68.93
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$39
$69
MEDIAN: $39.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,980 - $106,647  
   
Bonus
$575 - $19,774  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$59,431 - $115,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.20 - $68.93  
   
Overtime
$57.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$575 - $19,774  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$59,431 - $115,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Key Stats for Linux System Administrator

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
10-19 years
89%
20 years or more
11%
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Skills That Affect Linux System Administrator Salaries

Puppet
▲28%

Cloud Computing
▲10%

Python
▲9%

MySQL
▲2%

Cisco Networking
▲1%

Perl
▼0%

National Average
$83,000

VMware ESX
▼1%

▼2%

Shell Scripting
▼2%

Apache HTTP Server
▼2%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
▼2%

Network Management / Administration
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 16%