Mid-Career Linux Systems Administrator Salary

Mid-Career Linux Systems Administrators take home approximately $75K per year on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,023 - $119,269
$55K
$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,117
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$16.19 - $59.18
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$59
MEDIAN: $33.00
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$0$121K
Salary $55,023 - $119,269
Bonus $248.32 - $11,234
Profit Sharing $7,000
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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$51,268 - $121,904
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 96
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $16.19 - $59.18
Overtime $46.15
Annual Data $0$121K
Bonus $248.32 - $11,234
Profit Sharing $7,000
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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$51,268 - $121,904
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,919

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Mid-Career Linux Systems Administrators will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 25 percent. Mid-Career Linux Systems Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+18 percent) and Dallas (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Madison.

Key Stats for Linux Systems Administrator

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
5-9 years
75%
10-19 years
25%
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Skills That Affect Linux Systems Administrator Salaries

VMware ESX
▲7%

Shell Scripting
▲4%

MySQL
▼0%

National Average
$76,000

System Administration
▼1%

Linux
▼2%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
▼2%

Cloud Computing
▼5%

Puppet
▼8%

Apache HTTP Server
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%
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