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Entry-Level System Administrator, Computer / Network Salary

An Entry-Level System Administrator, Computer / Network earns an average salary of $50,158 per year. A skill in VMware ESX is associated with high pay for this job.

$34,690 - $68,381
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$68K
MEDIAN: $50,157
10%
50%
90%

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$12.40 - $29.40
(Median)
$12
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,690 - $68,381  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,059  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $7,000  
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).
)
$31,356 - $69,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 843
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
$12.40 - $29.40  
   
Overtime
$18.56 - $38.35  
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 - $5,059  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $7,000  
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).
)
$31,356 - $69,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 278

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level System Administrator, Computer / Network Salaries

VMware ESX
up arrow 11%

Linux
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Active Directory
0%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
0%

Windows 2003 Server
0%

UNIX
0%

National Average
$48,000

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 1%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 1%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 3%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Windows Support
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 206 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 15%
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