A Systems Administrator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earns an average salary of $62,907 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are VMware ESX, Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization, Windows 2003 Server, and Microsoft SQL Server.

$46,284 - $93,353
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$63K
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MEDIAN: $62,907
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$20.00 - $46.18
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MEDIAN: $24.90
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Salary
$46,284 - $93,353  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
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$46,318 - $97,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$24.90  
   
Overtime
$37.30  
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$0.00 - $5,087  
   
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$46,318 - $97,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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About Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
1,567,442
Male:
741,270 (47.3%)
Female:
826,172 (52.7%)
Philadelphia (/ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most populous in the United States, with an estimated population in 2014 of 1,560,297. In the Northeastern United States, at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley, a metropolitan area home to 7.2 million people and the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. In 1682, William Penn founded the city to serve as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony. Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals in the Revolutionary War, and served as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center...
Philadelphia:
$41,233
Pennsylvania:
$55,702
$952
Philadelphia:
$150,700
Pennsylvania:
$170,600
6.6%

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Key Stats for Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
033
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Systems Administrator Salaries


Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Systems Administrator Salaries

VMware ESX
up arrow 20%

Windows Server 2008 R2
up arrow 18%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 13%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 13%

Virtualization
up arrow 13%

Windows Support
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 11%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 9%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%

System Administration
up arrow 6%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 6%

National Average
$62,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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