Late-Career Senior Unix System Administrators see excellent average salaries — about $102K annually. For the most part, Late-Career Senior Unix System Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$77,485 - $128,454
$77K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $101,518
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50%
90%

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$33.22 - $173.83
$33
$56
$170
MEDIAN: $56.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$77,485 - $128,454  
   
Bonus
$491.32 - $12,245  
Profit Sharing
$11,914  
Total Pay (?
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$82,115 - $134,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$33.22 - $173.83  
   
Overtime
$52.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$491.32 - $12,245  
   
Profit Sharing
$11,914  
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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$82,115 - $134,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Key Stats for Sr. Unix System Administrator

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
20 years or more
100%
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Skills That Affect Sr. Unix System Administrator Salaries

System Administration
up arrow 1%

Shell Scripting
0%

National Average
$105,000

Solaris
up arrow 1%

Linux
up arrow 2%

IBM AIX
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

VMware ESX
up arrow 4%

UNIX
up arrow 5%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 5%

SQL
up arrow 5%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 6%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 8%

Sun Solaris
up arrow 9%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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