The average pay for a Senior Systems Administrator with Virtual Machine (VM) skills is $78,537 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$60,798 - $107,078
$61K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,537
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$22.85 - $53.36
$23
$37
$53
MEDIAN: $36.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,798 - $107,078  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,875  
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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$59,900 - $109,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 280
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$22.85 - $53.36  
   
Overtime
$22.17 - $95.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,875  
   
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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$59,900 - $109,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Senior Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
043
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
17%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$80,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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