System Administrator, Windows Server Salary (United States)

The average pay for a System Administrator, Windows Server is $60,974 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
System Administrator, Windows Server Salary (?
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$42,123 - $84,148
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MEDIAN: $60,973
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System Administrator, Windows Server Salary (?
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$15.44 - $40.06
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$42,123 - $84,148  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,029  
Profit Sharing
$499.33 - $7,888  
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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$41,070 - $86,082  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,731
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.44 - $40.06  
   
Overtime
$22.79 - $51.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,029  
   
Profit Sharing
$499.33 - $7,888  
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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$41,070 - $86,082  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 310
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Job Description for System Administrator, Windows Server

A Windows system administrator provides daily support and assistance for computer systems using the Windows platform. They may work for a business providing troubleshooting for other employees, work online or over the phone for a technical-support service, or work as part of a team of administrators. They also update and back up all data, monitor networks, and recommend viable solutions for problems to management. A systems administrator also keeps security software up to date and maintains machines and servers to keep them at an optimal level of performance. The typical work environment is generally in an office setting during regular business hours; however, emergencies that threaten the integrity of network security may require a system administrator to be on-call.
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System Administrator, Windows Server Tasks
  • Recognize and troubleshoot problems with server hardware and applications software.
  • Install, configure, maintain, and upgrade Microsoft Windows server operating systems and applications.
  • Establish and document standards and procedures.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects System Administrator, Windows Server Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect System Administrator, Windows Server Salaries

Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Linux
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Virtual Machine (VM)
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Microsoft Exchange
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Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$61,000
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SQL
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Cisco Networking
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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