A Mid-Career Linux System Administrator earns an average salary of $72,706 per year.

$49,709 - $99,036
(Median)
$50K
$73K
$99K
MEDIAN: $72,706
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$18.76 - $51.60
(Median)
$19
$30
$52
MEDIAN: $30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,709 - $99,036  
   
Bonus
$293.61 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$1.14 - $49,316  
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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$47,938 - $101,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$18.76 - $51.60  
   
Overtime
$27.34 - $78.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$293.61 - $10,213  
   
Profit Sharing
$1.14 - $49,316  
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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$47,938 - $101,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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Skills That Affect Linux System Administrator Salaries

VMware ESX
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Python
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National Average
$74,000

Shell Scripting
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Perl
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 4%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 5%

Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 8%

MySQL
up arrow 9%

Puppet
up arrow 9%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 12%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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