Median pay for Microsoft Exchange Administrators in the United States is around $72K per year. Geography and career length 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 88 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$49,507 - $103,712
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MEDIAN: $72,340
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$19.65 - $68.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,507 - $103,712  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $10,342  
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
Total Pay (?
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$47,987 - $114,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$19.65 - $68.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$1.21 - $95.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$195.74 - $10,342  
   
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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$47,987 - $114,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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 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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Key Stats for Microsoft Exchange Administrator

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salaries



National Average
$73,000



Skills That Affect Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salaries

Microsoft Lync
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Exchange 5.5
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 9%



Microsoft Exchange
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National Average
$73,000


Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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