Entry-Level System Administrator, Computer / Network Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level System Administrator, Computer / Network is $50,539 per year.

$34,922 - $68,395
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$68K
MEDIAN: $50,538
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$12.76 - $29.60
(Median)
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,922 - $68,395  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,065  
Profit Sharing
$0.79 - $3,575  
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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$31,674 - $69,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 826
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.76 - $29.60  
   
Overtime
$18.89 - $38.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,065  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.79 - $3,575  
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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$31,674 - $69,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 261
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System Administrator, Computer / Network in Watertown:
"Benefits."
Don't let your company take over your personal life. It's become a push & shove world, and you need to maintain a life balance. Always keep up on education, or you will become obsolete, and companies can't take away education.

System Administrator, Computer / Network in New York:
"The write Salary for the position."
Find all possible information about the system you will support and all the benefits before you accept the salary.

System Administrator, Computer / Network in Seattle:
"Look Outside."
Departmental computing can become insular and that is not the way to stay current. Outside techniques and skills need to be reviewed every year or two.

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Skills That Affect System Administrator, Computer / Network Salaries

Virtualization
up arrow 8%

VMware ESX
up arrow 5%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 4%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 2%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Active Directory
0%

Microsoft Exchange
0%

National Average
$49,000

Network Management / Administration
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%

Windows Support
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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