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System Support Administrator Salary

The average System Support Administrator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $52K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Making up 70 percent of those who took the survey, male System Support Administrators greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$35,134 - $73,748
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$74K
MEDIAN: $51,912
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$14.38 - $32.63
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$20
$33
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,134 - $73,748  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,907  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $3,250  
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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$34,346 - $73,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.38 - $32.63  
   
Overtime
$21.48 - $42.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,907  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $3,250  
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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$34,346 - $73,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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Job Description for System Support Administrator

System administrators install, operate, and maintain hardware and software for an organization's computer system. They typically maintain existing systems, which involves installing new applications and hardware to keep the system current and working efficiently. On a daily basis, system administrators perform scheduled backups, archive files, change user privileges, or repair software and hardware malfunctions. They troubleshoot any problems that arise, responding to calls and emails from users that are experiencing difficulties. Periodic audits of the system need to be conducted a part of the job, as well as the application of patches and upgrades. Additionally, systems administrators maintain the system's security to protect data, hardware, and software from outside attacks.

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System Support Administrator Tasks

  • Isolate, identify, and troubleshoot issues, and refer problems to management as necessary.
  • Inform internal and external audience of any outages, provide end-user technical support, and maintain the knowledge base.
  • Maintain, manage, and monitor all aspects of information technology strucutre.

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Popular Skills for System Support Administrator


Survey results suggest that System Support Administrators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Internet Information Server, and System Administration. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know Network Management / Administration and Microsoft Exchange.

Pay by Experience Level for System Support Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $46K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $55K. For System Support Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $57K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $75K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects System Support Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%



National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect System Support Administrator Salaries

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%

National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 4%




System Administration
up arrow 7%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%
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