Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salary
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.Read More...
Microsoft Exchange administrator positions generally require at least a bachelor’s degree in an information technology- or computer science-related field. Experience is also required, generally at least four to six years of high level administration of a Microsoft Exchange server. Microsoft Exchange administrators must be proficient at working with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and higher, along with Active Directory. These individuals should also have an eye for detail and problem solving skills. A company hiring for this position may also require experience working with different types of specialized computer hardware.
Microsoft Exchange Administrator Tasks
- Set up, maintain, configure, and monitor Microsoft messaging and communication environment.
- Monitor server logs and overall performance, troubleshooting and resolving problems.
- 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.
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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 Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 10 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know Microsoft Active Directory also know Network Management / Administration.
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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $62K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $69K. On average, Microsoft Exchange Administrators make $86K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $94K.
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