Entry-Level Senior Systems Administrator Salary

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

$48,125 - $97,399
$48K
$71K
$97K
MEDIAN: $71,436
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90%

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$14.68 - $50.01
$15
$26
$50
MEDIAN: $26.30
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,125 - $97,399  
   
Bonus
$367.66 - $9,934  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$46,607 - $100,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 264
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $50.01  
   
Overtime
$18.91 - $77.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$367.66 - $9,934  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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).
)
$46,607 - $100,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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National Average: $71,758

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"Move to San Diego and be a beach bum."
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"Get Certified."
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Key Stats for Senior Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
51%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

Linux
▲5%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
▲2%

National Average
$72,000

System Administration
▼1%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼1%

VMware ESX
▼1%

Virtualization
▼1%

Virtual Machine (VM)
▼1%

Cisco Networking
▼2%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼3%

Active Directory
▼4%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼4%

Network Management / Administration
▼5%

Microsoft Exchange
▼6%

Microsoft Office
▼6%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 11%