Late-Career Sr. Unix System Administrator Salary

Late-Career Senior Unix System Administrators can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $103K) surpassing six figures annually. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and most get vision benefits. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$83,903 - $129,782
$84K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $102,618
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$48.17 - $173.83
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$170
MEDIAN: $58.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$83,903 - $129,782  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $11,917  
Profit Sharing
$9,026  
Total Pay (?
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$85,250 - $135,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$48.17 - $173.83  
   
Overtime
$51.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $11,917  
   
Profit Sharing
$9,026  
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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$85,250 - $135,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $105,835

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For Late-Career Senior Unix System Administrators, New York provides a pay rate that is 15 percent greater than the national average. Late-Career Senior Unix System Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+13 percent) and Houston (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 6 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Sr. Unix System Administrator

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
20 years or more
100%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Sr. Unix System Administrator Salaries

Network Management / Administration
▲4%

Shell Scripting
▼0%

IBM AIX
▼0%

National Average
$106,000

Solaris
▼1%

Linux
▼3%

System Administration
▼3%

Cisco Networking
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

UNIX
▼5%

VMware ESX
▼5%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
▼7%

SQL
▼7%

Sun Solaris
▼13%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
no benefits
None: 7%