Mid-Career Linux Systems Administrator Salary

The average Mid-Career Linux Systems Administrator can expect to rake in roughly $76K per year. Most Mid-Career Linux Systems Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,470 - $119,613
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$76K
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MEDIAN: $75,591
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$16.12 - $53.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,470 - $119,613  
   
Bonus
$246.58 - $10,903  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
Total Pay (?
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$51,702 - $121,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.12 - $53.72  
   
Overtime
$24.92 - $56.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$246.58 - $10,903  
   
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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$51,702 - $121,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,470

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Home to some of the best pay for Mid-Career Linux Systems Administrators, New York offers exceptional salaries, 28 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Linux Systems Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+20 percent) and Dallas (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Madison is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Key Stats for Linux Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
5-9 years
76%
10-19 years
24%
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Skills That Affect Linux Systems Administrator Salaries

VMware ESX
▲9%

Shell Scripting
▲6%

MySQL
▲2%

System Administration
▲1%

Linux
▼0%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
▼0%

National Average
$74,000

Cloud Computing
▼3%

Puppet
▼6%

Apache HTTP Server
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 9%