System Administrator, Server Salary
The average pay for a System Administrator, Server is $62,903 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Storage Area Networking (SAN) is associated with high pay for this job.
|Salary||$43,042 - $88,303|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $6,790|
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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).)
|$41,153 - $88,149|
|Hourly Rate||$12.60 - $39.20|
|Overtime||$18.21 - $49.31|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $6,790|
|Total Pay (||$41,153 - $88,149|
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.Read More...
The server systems administrator typically works with both the software and hardware systems that power a company’s various networks. They must be capable of maintaining and managing support for all hardware. The systems administrator should also be familiar with all software running on company computers and be able to provide the company employees with technical support. In addition, a systems administrator is normally responsible for new software installations and upgrades to existing systems, and they usually help provide training needed by affected employees.
As part of their job responsibilities, server systems administrators also maintain user accounts on the networks, facilitating the adding and deleting of accounts, as well as handling password queries. They also work to keep the network technologically up to date and efficient. Systems administrators also maintain network security; it is usually their responsibility to ensure best practices on all company and client passwords and accounts, as well as maintaining the security of all sensitive company data. The position normally requires the employee to work normal business hours, but most systems administrators are put “on call” by their companies in case of after-hours emergencies, and the employee may be expected to respond to these cases at any time of day or night.
A systems administrator for servers usually must have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. Most companies also require some work experience in IT. Depending on the needs of the individual company, proof of continuing education and certifications may also be a requirement.
System Administrator, Server Tasks
- Establish and document standards and procedures.
- Recognize and troubleshoot problems with server hardware and applications software.
- Install, configure, maintain, and upgrade server operating systems and applications, for use in websites, data centers, enterprise resource planning, file sharing, etc.
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Pay by Experience Level for System Administrator, Server
Pay by Experience for a System Administrator, Server has a positive trend. An entry-level System Administrator, Server with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 146 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A System Administrator, Server with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 178 salaries. An experienced System Administrator, Server which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 137 salaries. A System Administrator, Server with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 24 salaries.
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