A Late-Career Senior Systems Administrator earns an average salary of $90,202 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Linux and UNIX.

$65,866 - $121,218
(Median)
$66K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $90,202
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50%
90%

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$26.85 - $67.90
(Median)
$27
$44
$68
MEDIAN: $43.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,866 - $121,218  
   
Bonus
$1,291 - $15,896  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,834  
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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$64,922 - $127,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 383
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$26.85 - $67.90  
   
Overtime
$33.77 - $93.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,291 - $15,896  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,834  
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).
)
$64,922 - $127,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Skills That Affect Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

Linux
up arrow 16%

UNIX
up arrow 13%

National Average
$92,000

Virtualization
up arrow 2%

VMware ESX
up arrow 4%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 4%

System Administration
up arrow 5%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 11%

Virtual Machine (VM)
up arrow 11%

Active Directory
up arrow 13%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 14%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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