Systems Administrator in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

The average pay for a Systems Administrator in Washington, District of Columbia is $69,464 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Linux is associated with high pay for this job.

$45,606 - $91,313
$46K
$69K
$91K
MEDIAN: $68,743
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$23.30 - $70.47
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$70
MEDIAN: $27.20
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,606 - $91,313  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,104  
Total Pay (?
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$45,949 - $98,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$23.30 - $70.47  
   
Overtime
$29.09 - $40.89  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,104  
   
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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$45,949 - $98,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
5.0%

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Pay by Experience Level for Systems Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Systems Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Systems Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 49 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Systems Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Systems Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 22 salaries. A Systems Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Systems Administrator Salaries

▲16%

▲16%

▲8%

National Average
$69,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Systems Administrator Salaries

Linux
▲12%



Virtualization
▲3%

Windows Server 2008 R2
▲3%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▲3%


VMware ESX
▲1%


National Average
$69,000

Windows 2003 Server
▼1%


Microsoft SQL Server
▼7%



Windows Server 2012 R2
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%
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