Late-Career Senior Unix System Administrators can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $102K) surpassing six figures annually. Total incomes of Late-Career Senior Unix System Administrators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $12K from bonuses and close to $16K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $84K and $137K. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision coverage. Most Late-Career Senior Unix System Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$82,967 - $129,123
$83K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $101,749
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50%
90%

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$33.45 - $172.61
$33
$58
$170
MEDIAN: $57.70
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$82,967 - $129,123  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $12,245  
Profit Sharing
$2,013 - $15,893  
Total Pay (?
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$84,296 - $137,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$33.45 - $172.61  
   
Overtime
$52.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$250.00 - $12,245  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,013 - $15,893  
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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$84,296 - $137,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Key Stats for Sr. Unix System Administrator

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
0100
20 years or more
100%
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Skills That Affect Sr. Unix System Administrator Salaries

Shell Scripting
up arrow 1%

IBM AIX
0%

Network Management / Administration
0%

National Average
$105,000

Solaris
up arrow 1%

System Administration
up arrow 1%

Linux
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

VMware ESX
up arrow 4%

UNIX
up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 5%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 6%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 7%

Sun Solaris
up arrow 11%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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