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Entry-Level System Administrator, Computer / Network Salary

An Entry-Level System Administrator, Computer / Network earns an average salary of $49,792 per year. A skill in VMware ESX is associated with high pay for this job.

$34,614 - $68,412
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,791
10%
50%
90%

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$12.39 - $29.28
(Median)
$12
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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
$34,614 - $68,412  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,058  
Profit Sharing
$51.06 - $6,851  
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).
)
$31,289 - $69,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 859
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
$12.39 - $29.28  
   
Overtime
$18.46 - $38.21  
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 - $5,058  
   
Profit Sharing
$51.06 - $6,851  
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).
)
$31,289 - $69,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 287

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

VMware ESX
up arrow 12%

SQL
up arrow 5%

Linux
up arrow 4%

UNIX
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 1%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
0%

National Average
$48,000

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 1%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 1%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 1%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 3%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Windows Support
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 223 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%