A Senior Systems Administrator in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $81,891 per year.

$63,279 - $106,257
(Median)
$63K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,890
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$63,279 - $106,257  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$69,516 - $113,724  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%


National Average
$85,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 2%

Virtual Machine (VM)
0%

Microsoft Active Directory
0%

Windows 2003 Server
0%

National Average
$85,000

Active Directory
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 1%

VMware ESX
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Linux
up arrow 6%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 7%

System Administration
up arrow 8%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 8%

Virtualization
up arrow 9%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 11%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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