The average pay for a System Administrator, Server is $63,105 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$43,683 - $89,005
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$44K
$63K
$89K
MEDIAN: $63,105
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$13.13 - $39.06
(Median)
$13
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,683 - $89,005  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,522  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $9,933  
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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$41,560 - $89,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 354
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $39.06  
   
Overtime
$18.44 - $62.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,522  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $9,933  
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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$41,560 - $89,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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 by Experience Level for System Administrator, Server

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,388

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Experience Affects System Administrator, Server Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect System Administrator, Server Salaries

VMware ESX
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Windows Support
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Windows 2003 Server
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Windows Server 2008 R2
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Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$62,000

Microsoft Office
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Windows Server 2012 R2
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Microsoft Exchange
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Linux
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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