A Mid-Career Linux System Administrator earns an average salary of $72,574 per year.

$48,196 - $99,005
$48K
$73K
$99K
MEDIAN: $72,574
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$18.81 - $53.17
$19
$31
$53
MEDIAN: $30.74
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,196 - $99,005  
   
Bonus
$154.56 - $11,562  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$44,521 - $101,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$18.81 - $53.17  
   
Overtime
$27.19 - $79.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$154.56 - $11,562  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$44,521 - $101,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Key Stats for Linux System Administrator

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
077
5-9 years
77%
10-19 years
23%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Linux System Administrator Salaries

Python
up arrow 8%

VMware ESX
up arrow 7%

National Average
$74,000

Perl
up arrow 1%

Shell Scripting
up arrow 2%

up arrow 4%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 5%

Puppet
up arrow 5%

Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 10%

MySQL
up arrow 12%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 13%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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