System Administrator, Unix Server Salary

The average salary for a System Administrator, Unix Server is $73,572 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$48,218 - $89,583
(Median)
$48K
$74K
$90K
MEDIAN: $73,572
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$19.80 - $49.32
(Median)
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$49
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$48,218 - $89,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,152  
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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$47,500 - $95,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.80 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$34.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,152  
   
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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$47,500 - $95,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for System Administrator, Unix Server

Most of the time, system administrators, Unix server, work in an office. They install software and hardware products and provide maintenance to their company’s installed UNIX/Linux processors. College degrees in computer science or information technology are usually required to become system administrators. However, equivalent technical courses in Linux/UNIX system administration and/or equivalent work experience are acceptable in lieu of a college degree.

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System Administrator, Unix Server Tasks

  • Recognize and troubleshoot problems with server hardware and applications software.
  • Install, configure, maintain, and upgrade Unix server operating systems and applications.
  • Establish and document standards and procedures.

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Experience Affects System Administrator, Unix Server Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect System Administrator, Unix Server Salaries

UNIX
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Linux
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National Average
$74,000

Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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