A Systems Administrator in San Diego, California earns an average salary of $66,219 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Cisco Networking and Windows 2003 Server.

$46,150 - $89,786
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MEDIAN: $66,219
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$20.23 - $40.15
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$46,150 - $89,786  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,826  
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$45,344 - $90,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$20.23 - $40.15  
   
Overtime
$41.71  
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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$0.00 - $9,826  
   
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$45,344 - $90,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
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Pay by Experience Level for Systems Administrator

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

Key Stats for Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
039
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Systems Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%



National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Systems Administrator Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 16%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 4%

National Average
$65,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%


Virtualization
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 5%

UNIX
up arrow 5%



Linux
up arrow 6%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 6%

Windows Support
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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