A Linux System Administrator with VMware ESX skills earns an average salary of $71,608 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$47,656 - $98,612
$48K
$72K
$99K
MEDIAN: $71,608
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$24.13 - $63.34
$24
$38
$63
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,656 - $98,612  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$48,777 - $101,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.13 - $63.34  
   
Overtime
$42.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$493.16 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$48,777 - $101,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Pay by Experience Level for Linux System Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Linux System Administrator

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
036
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
5%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Linux System Administrator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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