System Administrator, Unix Server Salary

A System Administrator, Unix Server earns an average salary of $71,387 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$44,194 - $89,134
(Median)
$44K
$71K
$89K
MEDIAN: $71,387
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90%

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$19.33 - $48.48
(Median)
$19
$29
$48
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,194 - $89,134  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,283  
Total Pay (?
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$43,085 - $96,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.33 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $54.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,283  
   
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).
)
$43,085 - $96,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect System Administrator, Unix Server Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 5%

Linux
0%

National Average
$72,000

Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%
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