Entry-Level Senior Systems Administrator Salary

An Entry-Level Senior Systems Administrator earns an average salary of $71,436 per year.

$49,042 - $97,018
$49K
$72K
$97K
MEDIAN: $71,617
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50%
90%

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$15.21 - $48.72
$15
$26
$49
MEDIAN: $26.01
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50%
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$0$98K
Salary $49,042 - $97,018
Bonus $370.95 - $9,845
Profit Sharing $750
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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$47,748 - $98,713
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 256
Hourly Data $0$76
Hourly Rate $15.21 - $48.72
Overtime $19.08 - $76.60
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $370.95 - $9,845
Profit Sharing $750
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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$47,748 - $98,713
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,279

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

Senior Systems Administrator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Senior Systems Administrator in Pittsburgh:
"Study Up."
Get more Citrix and Exchange experience.

Senior Systems Administrator in Chicago:
You can't move forward in your career if you are not willing to impart your knowledge to others.

Senior Systems Administrator in Duluth:
"Attention to detail, read read read ..."
You better know what your resume said you knew... Go slow and steady, learn every day, pay attention to all details, problems will be found in details that look out of place. Call in as much expertise to fix things as you can/need... Read everything you can about what you are responsible for, Google is your friend...

Senior Systems Administrator in Indianapolis:
"Move to San Diego and be a beach bum."
Don't join the rat race, the USA will pay your way even if you are lazy.

Senior Systems Administrator in Arlington:
"Get Certified."
Experience is great, and will help you get "a job", but certifications can help seal the deal on a better job.

Senior Systems Administrator in Troy:
Be able to see the whole picture and know how each part plays in it.

Key Stats for Senior Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
50%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

Linux
▲6%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
▲2%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼0%

Virtualization
▼0%

Virtual Machine (VM)
▼0%

National Average
$71,000

System Administration
▼1%

VMware ESX
▼1%

Cisco Networking
▼1%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼2%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼3%

Active Directory
▼4%

Network Management / Administration
▼4%

Microsoft Exchange
▼5%

Microsoft Office
▼5%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 11%
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