Senior Systems Administrator in Houston, Texas Salary

Houston Senior Systems Administrators tend to be well-versed in their field, and close to three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $88K per year, but may range from $69K to $123K per year. Most Senior Systems Administrators in Houston, Texas like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$65,527 - $113,299
$66K
$88K
$110K
MEDIAN: $88,102
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$37.34 - $48.21
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MEDIAN: $44.61
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$970 - $11,234  
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$68,640 - $122,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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$44.61  
   
Overtime
$57.00  
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$970 - $11,234  
   
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$68,640 - $122,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Key Stats for Senior Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

▲2%

National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
▼14%

Skills That Affect Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

Active Directory
▲10%

Linux
▲8%

VMware ESX
▲1%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
▲1%

Virtualization
▼0%

National Average
$89,000

System Administration
▼1%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼1%

Cisco Networking
▼1%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼5%

Microsoft Exchange
▼7%

Virtual Machine (VM)
▼8%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼9%

Network Management / Administration
▼10%

Windows 2003 Server
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 3%
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