A Mid-Career Systems Administrator in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $70,056 per year.

$54,553 - $89,683
$55K
$70K
$90K
MEDIAN: $70,056
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90%

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$19.88 - $29.56
$26
MEDIAN: $26.00
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$54,553 - $89,683  
   
Bonus
$685 - $7,455  
Total Pay (?
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$52,609 - $91,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$26.09  
   
Overtime
$38.95  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$685 - $7,455  
   
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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$52,609 - $91,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Key Stats for Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
5-9 years
79%
10-19 years
21%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Systems Administrator Salaries

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 3%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 2%

VMware ESX
0%

Virtualization
0%

National Average
$69,000

System Administration
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 4%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 4%

Linux
up arrow 7%

Windows Support
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 13%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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