Entry-Level System Administrator, Computer / Network Salary

An Entry-Level System Administrator, Computer / Network earns an average salary of $51,386 per year. A skill in Storage Area Networking (SAN) is associated with high pay for this job.

$35,933 - $71,505
$36K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,386
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$13.14 - $29.20
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$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,933 - $71,505  
   
Bonus
$98.92 - $5,074  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,340  
Commission
$1,023  
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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$32,387 - $70,511  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 803
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.14 - $29.20  
   
Overtime
$20.38 - $45.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$98.92 - $5,074  
   
Commission
$1,023  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,340  
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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$32,387 - $70,511  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 301

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System Administrator, Computer / Network Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

System Administrator, Computer / Network in San Antonio:
"It's all in the details."
Prioritize and plan your tasks, pay attention to details, document processes and lessons learned, manage your time and take advantage of educational opportunities as often as possible.

System Administrator, Computer / Network in Watertown:
"Benefits."
Don't let your company take over your personal life. It's become a push & shove world, and you need to maintain a life balance. Always keep up on education, or you will become obsolete, and companies can't take away education.

System Administrator, Computer / Network in New York:
"The write Salary for the position."
Find all possible information about the system you will support and all the benefits before you accept the salary.

System Administrator, Computer / Network in Seattle:
"Look Outside."
Departmental computing can become insular and that is not the way to stay current. Outside techniques and skills need to be reviewed every year or two.

Key Stats for System Administrator, Computer / Network

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 164 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
25%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect System Administrator, Computer / Network Salaries

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
▲11%


Microsoft SQL Server
▲4%

Virtualization
▲3%

VMware ESX
▲3%

Microsoft Exchange
▲1%

Windows Server 2012 R2
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

Linux
▼1%



Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼3%

Windows Support
▼4%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼9%

Microsoft Office
▼9%

Microsoft Word
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 18%