Pay for Mid-Career Linux Systems Administrators sits in the ballpark of $75K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$52,696 - $116,802
(Median)
$53K
$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,320
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90%

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$16.57 - $53.00
(Median)
$17
$32
$53
MEDIAN: $31.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,696 - $116,802  
   
Bonus
$253.42 - $11,112  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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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$51,139 - $118,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.57 - $53.00  
   
Overtime
$33.22 - $56.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$253.42 - $11,112  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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).
)
$51,139 - $118,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Skills That Affect Linux Systems Administrator Salaries

VMware ESX
up arrow 7%

Cloud Computing
up arrow 5%

Shell Scripting
up arrow 4%

Linux
up arrow 2%

System Administration
up arrow 2%

MySQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$75,000

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 1%

Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 4%

Puppet
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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