Experienced Server System Administrators can expect to earn an average of $73K per year. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$49,959 - $104,497
(Median)
$50K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,137
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90%

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$20.59 - $46.35
(Median)
$21
$30
$46
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,959 - $104,497  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$49,396 - $107,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.59 - $46.35  
   
Overtime
$46.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$49,396 - $107,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Skills That Affect System Administrator, Server Salaries

UNIX
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows Support
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Linux
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National Average
$73,000

Network Management / Administration
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Microsoft Exchange
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Microsoft Office
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VMware ESX
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Windows Server 2008 R2
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Windows 2003 Server
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Windows Server 2012 R2
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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