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Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salary (United States)

A typical Microsoft Exchange Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $68K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a solid majority earn dental coverage. There are far more male Microsoft Exchange Administrators than women, making up 88 percent of those in this profession. Most Microsoft Exchange Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salary (?
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$44,915 - $93,498
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MEDIAN: $68,229
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Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salary (?
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$16.66 - $52.03
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,915 - $93,498  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,879  
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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$43,996 - $98,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 382
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.66 - $52.03  
   
Overtime
$21.56 - $74.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,879  
   
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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$43,996 - $98,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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

Survey results show that Microsoft Exchange Administrators use a fair number of 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 57 percent, 11 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Microsoft Exchange are similarly competent 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $55K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $69K. For Microsoft Exchange Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $78K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $88K. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; roughly one-half of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up more than two-fifths of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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For those looking to make money, Microsoft Exchange Administrators in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Microsoft Exchange Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+15 percent) and Boston (+15 percent). St. Louis is the lowest-paying area, 5 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salaries

National Average
$69,000

Skills That Affect Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salaries

Microsoft Lync
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Exchange 5.5
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Microsoft Exchange
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National Average
$69,000
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

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%