Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salary

Microsoft Exchange Administrators in the United States take home approximately $69K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more male Microsoft Exchange Administrators survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. Job satisfaction for Microsoft Exchange Administrators is high. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn vision coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,900 - $96,017
(Median)
$46K
$69K
$96K
MEDIAN: $68,885
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$16.83 - $60.40
(Median)
$17
$33
$60
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,900 - $96,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,978  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $2,000  
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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$44,985 - $102,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 376
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 - $9,978  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $2,000  
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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$44,985 - $102,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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 55 percent, 14 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Windows Operating System General Use. The majority of those who know Microsoft Exchange also know 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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $56K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $69K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Microsoft Exchange Administrators make a median salary of $79K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $91K.

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Experience Affects Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salaries



National Average
$70,000



Skills That Affect Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salaries

Microsoft Lync
up arrow 55%

Exchange 5.5
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Microsoft Exchange
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National Average
$70,000

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
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 12%
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