System Administrator, Computer / Network with Linux Skills Salary

Average Network System Administrators with Linux skills make around $60K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,919 - $90,156
$39K
$60K
$90K
MEDIAN: $59,545
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$12.11 - $30.78
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$18
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MEDIAN: $18.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$38,919 - $90,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,050  
Profit Sharing
$1,700  
Total Pay (?
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$34,183 - $87,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 216
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $30.78  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $50.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,700  
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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$34,183 - $87,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Pay by Experience Level for System Administrator, Computer / Network

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $50K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $56K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $63K. Network System Administrators with Linux skills who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $78K.

Key Stats for System Administrator, Computer / Network

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects System Administrator, Computer / Network Salaries

Late-Career
▲38%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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