The average salary for a System Administrator, Computer / Network in Chicago, Illinois is $59,644 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are VMware ESX, Network Management / Administration, and Microsoft Active Directory.

$39,335 - $90,665
(Median)
$39K
$60K
$91K
MEDIAN: $59,643
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,335 - $90,665  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,502  
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
Total Pay (?
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$38,555 - $86,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$24.98  
   
Overtime
$33.20  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,502  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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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$38,555 - $86,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Experience Affects System Administrator, Computer / Network Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect System Administrator, Computer / Network Salaries

VMware ESX
up arrow 19%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 11%

Windows Support
up arrow 10%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Linux
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 8%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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