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Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salary

For Microsoft Exchange Administrators, annual average wages total $69K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number have medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. Microsoft Exchange Administrators who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 87 percent. The majority of Microsoft Exchange Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$45,724 - $96,304
(Median)
$46K
$69K
$96K
MEDIAN: $69,176
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$16.83 - $60.40
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$17
$34
$60
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,724 - $96,304  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,978  
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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$44,866 - $102,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 379
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$16.83 - $60.40  
   
Overtime
$22.35 - $86.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,978  
   
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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$44,866 - $102,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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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 report using a wide range 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 54 percent, 12 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $56K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $69K. Microsoft Exchange Administrators bring in $79K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $91K.

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Experience Affects Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salaries



National Average
$71,000



Skills That Affect Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salaries

Microsoft Lync
up arrow 54%

Exchange 5.5
up arrow 12%


Microsoft Exchange
0%

National Average
$71,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Network Management / Administration
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 59 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

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