Mid-Career Linux Systems Administrators can expect to earn an average of $76K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Linux Systems Administrators. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,847 - $116,111
$54K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,190
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$16.26 - $53.00
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$32
$53
MEDIAN: $31.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,847 - $116,111  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $10,812  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$51,731 - $117,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.26 - $53.00  
   
Overtime
$25.09 - $56.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$251.68 - $10,812  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$51,731 - $117,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Key Stats for Linux Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
074
5-9 years
74%
10-19 years
26%
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Skills That Affect Linux Systems Administrator Salaries

VMware ESX
up arrow 6%

Shell Scripting
up arrow 4%

MySQL
up arrow 1%

Linux
0%

System Administration
0%

National Average
$76,000

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 2%

Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 4%

Cloud Computing
up arrow 4%

Puppet
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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