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Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salary

For Microsoft Exchange Administrators, yearly average wages total $69K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority (87 percent) of Microsoft Exchange Administrators who answered the questionnaire are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Microsoft Exchange Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,798 - $96,077
(Median)
$46K
$69K
$96K
MEDIAN: $68,829
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$16.72 - $61.82
(Median)
$17
$34
$62
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,798 - $96,077  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
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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$44,727 - $102,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 382
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$16.72 - $61.82  
   
Overtime
$22.35 - $86.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
   
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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$44,727 - $102,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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


Microsoft Exchange Administrators generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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, 11 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Exchange are also skilled in 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Microsoft Exchange Administrators. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $56K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $69K. Microsoft Exchange Administrators bring in $79K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $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
0%

National Average
$70,000

Network Management / Administration
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%


Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 11%