System Support Administrator Salary

System Support Administrators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $52K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male System Support Administrators are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction for System Support Administrators is high. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$36,506 - $66,296
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$52K
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MEDIAN: $52,326
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$16.44 - $28.38
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$0$66K
Salary $36,506 - $66,296
Bonus $0.00 - $5,872
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$35,591 - $65,860
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $16.44 - $28.38
Overtime $36.00
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,872
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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$35,591 - $65,860
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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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

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

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Popular Skills for System Support Administrator


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Support, Network Management / Administration, and Internet Information Server. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Network Management / Administration and Microsoft Exchange.

Pay by Experience Level for System Support Administrator

Pay by Experience for a System Support Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level System Support Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 47 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A System Support Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced System Support Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 17 salaries. A System Support Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 9 salaries.

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Key Stats for System Support Administrator

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects System Support Administrator Salaries

▲25%

▲20%

Late-Career
▲15%

National Average
$51,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect System Support Administrator Salaries

Microsoft Active Directory
▲9%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲3%

National Average
$51,000



Microsoft Access
▼4%


System Administration
▼5%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼10%


Windows Support
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 28%
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