Average Experienced Linux System Administrators make around $83K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Experienced Linux System Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$61,543 - $107,381
$62K
$83K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,699
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50%
90%

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$20.35 - $68.00
$20
$41
$68
MEDIAN: $40
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,543 - $107,381  
   
Bonus
$152.05 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
Total Pay (?
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$60,609 - $116,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 159
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.35 - $68.00  
   
Overtime
$57.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$152.05 - $14,795  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$60,609 - $116,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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Key Stats for Linux System Administrator

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
10-19 years
89%
20 years or more
11%
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Skills That Affect Linux System Administrator Salaries

Puppet
up arrow 26%

Cloud Computing
up arrow 8%

Python
up arrow 5%

MySQL
up arrow 3%

National Average
$84,000

Cisco Networking
up arrow 1%

Linux
up arrow 2%

VMware ESX
up arrow 2%

Perl
up arrow 2%

Shell Scripting
up arrow 3%

Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 3%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 4%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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