Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salary

Median pay for Microsoft Exchange Administrators in the United States is around $69K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. The vast majority of Microsoft Exchange Administrators (88 percent) who took the survey are men. Most Microsoft Exchange Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,005 - $96,263
(Median)
$46K
$69K
$96K
MEDIAN: $69,296
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$16.83 - $60.40
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$17
$33
$60
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,005 - $96,263  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
Profit Sharing
$763 - $3,144  
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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$45,054 - $102,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 380
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$16.83 - $60.40  
   
Overtime
$22.27 - $86.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
   
Profit Sharing
$763 - $3,144  
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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$45,054 - $102,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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Job Description for Microsoft Exchange Administrator

A Microsoft Exchange administrator monitors the day-to-day operations of Microsoft Exchange servers. These operations may include handling user support tickets, server maintenance, data migrations, backups, and deployments of Microsoft Exchange on new computers. Along with these duties, a Microsoft Exchange administrator analyzes current resources and trends to enable planning for long-term performance and server expansion. Depending on the hiring company, Microsoft Exchange administrators work with the 2007, 2010, or 2013 version of Microsoft Exchange server. Microsoft Exchange administrators generally work full time in an information technology (IT) department. Individuals in this position mainly interact with users who submit support tickets and upper management; interaction with software vendors might also occur from time to time.

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Microsoft Exchange Administrator Tasks

  • Lead upgrades, account management, and changes to the system, including communication with users.
  • Report on implementations, migrations, upgrades, and other activities that affect the software environment.
  • Set up, maintain, configure, and monitor Microsoft messaging and communication environment.
  • Monitor server logs and overall performance, troubleshooting and resolving problems.

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Popular Skills for Microsoft Exchange Administrator


Microsoft Exchange Administrators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Lync, Exchange 5.5, and Microsoft Active Directory are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 54 percent, 14 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those educated in Microsoft Exchange tend to be well versed in Microsoft Active Directory.

Pay by Experience Level for Microsoft Exchange Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Microsoft Exchange Administrators. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $56K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $69K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $79K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $91K on average.

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Experience Affects Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salaries



National Average
$71,000



Skills That Affect Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salaries

Microsoft Lync
up arrow 54%

Exchange 5.5
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Microsoft Exchange
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National Average
$71,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 11%
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