Systems Administrator in San Jose Salary

A Systems Administrator in San Jose, California earns an average salary of $73,218 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.

$44,451 - $99,644
$44K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,218
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$29.68 - $41.00
$31
MEDIAN: $31.39
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Salary
$44,451 - $99,644  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $13,809  
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$45,168 - $109,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Hourly Rate
$31.39  
   
Overtime
$59.25  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $13,809  
   
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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$45,168 - $109,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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

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 $69,000 based on 20 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 $78,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Systems Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 13 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 $75,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Systems Administrator Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$76,000

Late-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Systems Administrator Salaries

Microsoft Exchange
▲9%

National Average
$76,000

Virtualization
▼2%

VMware ESX
▼4%

System Administration
▼7%

Linux
▼7%

Windows Support
▼8%

Windows 2003 Server
▼9%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼11%

Network Management / Administration
▼18%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 21%