Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salary (United States)

The average Microsoft Exchange Administrator in the United States earns approximately $69,403 annually. The top of the range reaches $98,246 per year, and the bottom approaches $43,996. Experience level and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority in this profession are lucky enough to receive benefits; most get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Microsoft Exchange Administrators are largely men, dominating the profession at 88 percent. Job satisfaction for Microsoft Exchange Administrators is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of 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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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 suggest that Microsoft Exchange Administrators use a fairly large toolkit of professional 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. 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.
Microsoft Exchange Administrators generally obtain higher salaries for more plentiful past experience. At career start, salaries are typically $55K, which grows to $69K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $78K after 10 to 20 years. After spending 20 years in the field, salary continues to increase for Microsoft Exchange Administrators and pay is expected at $88K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 42 percent 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 7 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Microsoft Exchange Administrators, busy New York offers a higher-than-average 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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$69,000
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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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%
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