A System Administrator, Windows Server earns an average salary of $60,395 per year. A skill in VMware ESX is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
System Administrator, Windows Server Total Pay (?
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$41,465 - $83,304
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System Administrator, Windows Server Total Pay (?
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$15.11 - $40.94
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,465 - $83,304  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,052  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $7,149  
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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$40,436 - $85,688  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,430
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.11 - $40.94  
   
Overtime
$22.14 - $51.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,052  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $7,149  
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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$40,436 - $85,688  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,430
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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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National Average
$61,000
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Experience Affects System Administrator, Windows Server Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect System Administrator, Windows Server Salaries

Windows 2003 Server
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Virtual Machine (VM)
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National Average
$61,000
Microsoft Exchange
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows Operating System General Use
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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
23%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
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