Microsoft Exchange Administrators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $72K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Microsoft Exchange Administrators (89 percent) who took the survey. A large number have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. For the most part, Microsoft Exchange Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$48,803 - $104,404
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$72K
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MEDIAN: $71,718
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$18.31 - $64.71
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MEDIAN: $29.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,803 - $104,404  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $11,074  
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
Total Pay (?
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$45,738 - $111,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$18.31 - $64.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$1.21 - $95.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$198.66 - $11,074  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
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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$45,738 - $111,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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

  • 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 imply that Microsoft Exchange Administrators put a diverse skill set to use. 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 40 percent, 13 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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.


For many Microsoft Exchange Administrators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $68K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $62K. Microsoft Exchange Administrators see a median salary of $85K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Microsoft Exchange Administrators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $92K.

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Key Stats for Microsoft Exchange Administrator

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
034
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salaries



National Average
$72,000



Skills That Affect Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salaries

Microsoft Lync
up arrow 40%

Exchange 5.5
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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National Average
$72,000


Microsoft Word
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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