System Administrator, Server Salary (United States)

The average salary for a System Administrator, Server is $60,451 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
System Administrator, Server Total Pay (?
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$41,425 - $82,662
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MEDIAN: $60,450
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System Administrator, Server Total Pay (?
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$15.00 - $35.16
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,425 - $82,662  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $6,183  
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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$39,229 - $84,571  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 789
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $35.16  
   
Overtime
$18.66 - $49.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$776 - $6,183  
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).
)
$39,229 - $84,571  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 789
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Job Description for System Administrator, Server

A server systems administrator typically plays an integral role in the information technology (IT) functions of any business or enterprise. They keep internal networks functional for the company itself, as well as maintain that functionality for clients and customers who need to interact with the company. This can include maintaining an internal company intranet, as well as maintaining and managing a company’s network infrastructure for customers to portals for sales and customer service.
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System Administrator, Server Tasks
  • Install, configure, maintain, and upgrade server operating systems and applications, for use in websites, data centers, enterprise resource planning, file sharing, etc.
  • Recognize and troubleshoot problems with server hardware and applications software.
  • Establish and document standards and procedures.

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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Chicago
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Denver
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Dallas
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National Average
$60,000
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Experience Affects System Administrator, Server Salaries

National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect System Administrator, Server Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 8%
Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 4%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%
Cisco Networking
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Exchange
0%
Internet Information Server (IIS)
0%
National Average
$60,000
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Linux
up arrow 3%
SQL
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

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Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%
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