Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salary

Microsoft Exchange Administrators in the United States pull down an average of $72K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Microsoft Exchange Administrators who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,664 - $101,977
$49K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,779
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$18.31 - $55.00
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MEDIAN: $29.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,664 - $101,977  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $10,480  
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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$45,347 - $105,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$18.31 - $55.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$3.00 - $84.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$250.00 - $10,480  
   
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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$45,347 - $105,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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. Lucky workers who know Microsoft Lync can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 41 percent above average. Exchange 5.5 and Windows Operating System General Use are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 13 percent and 41 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word. For most people, competency in Microsoft Active Directory indicates knowledge of Network Management / Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Microsoft Exchange Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Microsoft Exchange Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Microsoft Exchange Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 90 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Microsoft Exchange Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Microsoft Exchange Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 80 salaries. A Microsoft Exchange Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 21 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,123

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Microsoft Exchange Administrators, New York provides a pay rate that is 45 percent greater than the national average. Microsoft Exchange Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Monterey (+30 percent), Atlanta (+19 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). In Washington, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Nashville and Dallas (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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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
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salaries

▲28%

▲17%

National Average
$71,000

▼5%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salaries

Microsoft Lync
▲41%



Exchange 5.5
▲13%




National Average
$71,000


Microsoft Word
▼15%

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
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 14%
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