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Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salary (United States)

Pay for Microsoft Exchange Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $68K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority (86 percent) of Microsoft Exchange Administrators who answered the questionnaire are male. For the most part, Microsoft Exchange Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salary (?
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$44,840 - $93,394
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $68,294
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Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salary (?
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$16.68 - $57.93
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$44,840 - $93,394  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,836  
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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$43,946 - $99,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 380
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$16.68 - $57.93  
   
Overtime
$21.56 - $85.32  
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 - $9,836  
   
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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$43,946 - $99,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills 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 56 percent, 10 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Microsoft Exchange are similarly competent 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.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $55K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $68K. For Microsoft Exchange Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $79K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $90K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Boston
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Houston
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National Average
$70,000
Nashville
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St. Louis
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For those looking to make money, Microsoft Exchange Administrators in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Microsoft Exchange Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+17 percent) and Houston (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in St. Louis.

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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 56%
Exchange 5.5
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Active Directory
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Microsoft Exchange
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National Average
$70,000
Network Management / Administration
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%