Systems Administrator in Pittsburgh Salary

A Systems Administrator in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania earns an average salary of $60,414 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Windows Server 2008 R2 and VMware ESX. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$40,773 - $83,094
$41K
$60K
$83K
MEDIAN: $60,414
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50%
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$19.31 - $29.48
$25
MEDIAN: $25.40
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,773 - $83,094  
   
Bonus
$500 - $11,792  
Total Pay (?
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$40,155 - $84,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$25.40  
   
Overtime
$42.73  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Bonus
$500 - $11,792  
   
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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$40,155 - $84,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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About Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
304,385
Male:
149,690 (49.2%)
Female:
154,695 (50.8%)
Pittsburgh (/ˈpɪtsbərɡ/ PITS-burg) is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. The Combined Statistical Area (CSA) population of 2,659,937 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania after Philadelphia and the 20th-largest in the U.S. Located at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, which form the Ohio River, Pittsburgh is known as both "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses, and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges. The city features 30 skyscrapers, two inclines, a pre-revolutionary fortification and the Point State Park at the confluence of the rivers. The city developed as a vital link of the Atlantic coast and Midwest. The mineral-rich Allegheny Mountains made the area coveted by the French and British empires, Virginia, Whiskey Rebels, and Civil War raiders. Aside from steel,...
Pittsburgh:
$41,293
Pennsylvania:
$55,702
$858
Pittsburgh:
$108,400
Pennsylvania:
$170,600
4.3%

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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 29 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 $62,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Systems Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 27 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 $65,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Systems Administrator

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Systems Administrator Salaries

▲13%

Late-Career
▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$62,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Systems Administrator Salaries

Windows Server 2008 R2
▲13%

▲10%

Virtualization
▲5%


Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼0%

Linux
▼0%

Windows Server 2012 R2
▼0%

National Average
$62,000

Windows Support
▼1%


Cisco Networking
▼2%



Windows 2003 Server
▼13%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼22%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 10%