A Systems Administrator in San Jose, California earns an average salary of $71,765 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Microsoft Exchange is associated with high pay for this job.

$44,598 - $99,101
$45K
$72K
$99K
MEDIAN: $71,764
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$29.44 - $49.13
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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Salary
$44,598 - $99,101  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $13,906  
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$45,241 - $108,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$31.60  
   
Overtime
$59.25  
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$-0.50 - $13,906  
   
Total Pay (?
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$45,241 - $108,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,026,919
Male:
518,317 (50.5%)
Female:
508,602 (49.5%)
San Jose (/ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph), originally Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and officially the City of San José, is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose became the capital. After more than 150 years as a small farming community, the San Jose area in the mid-20th century contained some of...
San Jose:
$91,451
California:
$64,500
$1,757
San Jose:
$717,100
California:
$449,100
4.1%

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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
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Systems Administrator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Systems Administrator Salaries

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 11%

Virtualization
0%

National Average
$75,000

VMware ESX
up arrow 2%

System Administration
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 5%

Windows Support
up arrow 6%

Linux
up arrow 6%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 8%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 17%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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