A Systems Administrator in San Diego, California earns an average salary of $67,781 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Cisco Networking and Linux.

$46,323 - $91,826
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$46K
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$92K
MEDIAN: $67,781
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$17.38 - $39.26
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$39
MEDIAN: $25.00
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$46,323 - $91,826  
   
Bonus
$976 - $9,826  
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$45,410 - $90,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.38 - $39.26  
   
Overtime
$38.61  
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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$976 - $9,826  
   
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$45,410 - $90,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,360,364
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
4.5%

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Experience Affects Systems Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Systems Administrator Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 15%

Linux
up arrow 13%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 7%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 4%

National Average
$66,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 3%

Virtualization
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%



Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%


Windows Support
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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