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Entry-Level System Administrator, Computer / Network Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level System Administrator, Computer / Network is $49,050 per year.
$34,210 - $67,937
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,049
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$12.28 - $29.06
(Median)
$12
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,210 - $67,937  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,089  
Profit Sharing
$49.83 - $5,817  
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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$30,930 - $68,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 955
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $29.06  
   
Overtime
$18.62 - $38.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,089  
   
Profit Sharing
$49.83 - $5,817  
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).
)
$30,930 - $68,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 317
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level System Administrator, Computer / Network Salaries

SQL
up arrow 6%

Linux
up arrow 5%

Microsoft SQL Server
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UNIX
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
0%

Microsoft Active Directory
0%

National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Exchange
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Cisco Networking
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 269 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%