System Administrator, Unix Server Salary (United States)

The average salary for a System Administrator, Unix Server is $69,060 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
System Administrator, Unix Server Total Pay (?
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$44,060 - $89,835
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $69,059
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System Administrator, Unix Server Total Pay (?
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$14.68 - $44.70
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$44,060 - $89,835  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,008  
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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$41,157 - $94,662  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $44.70  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $54.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,008  
   
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).
)
$41,157 - $94,662  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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Job Description for System Administrator, Unix Server

  • 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
$69,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect System Administrator, Unix Server Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 2%
National Average
$69,000
Linux
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Network Management / Administration
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Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%
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