The average pay for a Mid-Career Senior Systems Administrator is $78,185 per year. A skill in Linux is associated with high pay for this job.

$56,388 - $103,789
(Median)
$56K
$78K
$100K
MEDIAN: $78,185
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$25.04 - $57.29
(Median)
$25
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$57
MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,388 - $103,789  
   
Bonus
$983 - $10,064  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $5,195  
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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$56,475 - $108,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 806
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$25.04 - $57.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.57  
Overtime
$29.59 - $75.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$983 - $10,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $5,195  
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).
)
$56,475 - $108,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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Skills That Affect Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

up arrow 11%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
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Cisco Networking
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Virtualization
0%

National Average
$80,000

VMware ESX
up arrow 1%

Active Directory
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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System Administration
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Virtual Machine (VM)
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Microsoft Exchange
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
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Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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