The average pay for a Senior Systems Administrator with Virtual Machine (VM) skills is $78,543 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$60,653 - $107,899
(Median)
$61K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,542
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90%

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$22.51 - $54.13
(Median)
$23
$37
$54
MEDIAN: $36.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,653 - $107,899  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,201  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$59,846 - $110,599  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 278
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$22.51 - $54.13  
   
Overtime
$22.25 - $92.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,201  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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).
)
$59,846 - $110,599  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$80,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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