System Support Administrator Salary

Pay for System Support Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $55K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of System Support Administrators (65 percent) survey respondents are male. The majority of System Support Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although just under a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,691 - $78,381
$37K
$55K
$78K
MEDIAN: $54,658
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50%
90%

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$16.38 - $32.69
$16
$23
$33
MEDIAN: $23.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,691 - $78,381  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
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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$36,033 - $78,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.38 - $32.69  
   
Overtime
$9.07 - $49.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
   
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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$36,033 - $78,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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


System Support Administrators seem to require a rather large skill set. 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Support, Network Management / Administration, and Internet Information Server. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know 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
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects System Support Administrator Salaries

▲23%

▲19%

Late-Career
▲13%

National Average
$52,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect System Support Administrator Salaries

Microsoft Active Directory
▲7%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲1%

National Average
$52,000



Microsoft Access
▼5%


System Administration
▼6%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼11%


Windows Support
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 23%