A System Administrator, Computer / Network earns an average salary of $53,565 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
System Administrator, Computer / Network Total Pay (?
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$37,046 - $76,710
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MEDIAN: $53,564
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System Administrator, Computer / Network Total Pay (?
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$13.35 - $33.72
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,046 - $76,710  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,938  
Profit Sharing
$104.16 - $6,892  
Commission
$0.00 - $16,500  
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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$34,908 - $77,800  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,420
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.35 - $33.72  
   
Overtime
$18.06 - $45.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,938  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $16,500  
Profit Sharing
$104.16 - $6,892  
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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$34,908 - $77,800  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,420
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Job Description for System Administrator, Computer / Network
A computer/network system administrator is responsible for the maintenance of the technological systems of an organization. The position typically requires a B.A. in a field such as computer science or information technology, and related engineering certifications (for example by Microsoft or Cisco) are also preferred. A system administrator must be flexible, able to manage a variety of tasks and problems, and have good troubleshooting skills. Communication skills, both verbal and written, are also essential. A system administrator will also often be responsible for handling confidential information and data; certain government positions require a security clearance. The specific technological knowledge and skills vary widely according to the specific needs of the business or organization, but will include a range of hardware, programs, and systems, including standard Microsoft business software. The system administrator will install, configure, maintain, and upgrade Microsoft Windows server operating systems and applications and other systems as appropriate, and will recognize and troubleshoot problems with server hardware and applications software. Other responsibilities may include establishing and documenting standards and procedures, maintaining inventory of technological devices, working with outside vendors, and maintaining backup systems. The job requires flexibility to coordinate with other schedules and may require work after normal business hours. Depending on the layout of the business, significant physical activity is also potentially necessary. A system administrator may be hired directly by an organization to provide service for its technological needs, or may work for a technology consulting firm which provides system administration services to a variety of customers.
System Administrator, Computer / Network Tasks
  • Recognize and troubleshoot problems with server hardware and applications software.
  • Install, configure, maintain, and upgrade Microsoft Windows server operating systems and applications.
  • Establish and document standards and procedures.
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Experience Affects System Administrator, Computer / Network Salaries

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$53,000

Skills That Affect System Administrator, Computer / Network Salaries

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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
35%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 12%
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