Experienced Senior Systems Administrator Salary

The average Experienced Senior Systems Administrator earns approximately $84K annually. Total cash compensation to Experienced Senior Systems Administrators approaches anywhere from $62K on the lower end to $116K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $11K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Experienced Senior Systems Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,445 - $111,362
$62K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $83,718
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$23.66 - $68.59
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MEDIAN: $39.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,445 - $111,362  
   
Bonus
$650 - $10,923  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $10,174  
Total Pay (?
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$61,863 - $115,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,256
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.66 - $68.59  
   
Overtime
$28.87 - $70.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$650 - $10,923  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $10,174  
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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$61,863 - $115,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117

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BAE Systems Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $91K on average.

With a median salary of $77K, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) provides Experienced Senior Systems Administrators with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $90K, limiting employee salary growth.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,215

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

For those looking to make money, Experienced Senior Systems Administrators in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Experienced Senior Systems Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+20 percent), New York (+15 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). Pittsburgh is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 2 percent.

Key Stats for Senior Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 217 votes.
10-19 years
85%
20 years or more
15%
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Skills That Affect Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

▲8%

National Average
$85,000

▼1%




Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼3%






Cisco Networking
▼5%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼6%

Windows 2003 Server
▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 9%
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