An Entry-Level Systems Administrator in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $58,945 per year.

$42,538 - $78,485
(Median)
$43K
$59K
$78K
MEDIAN: $58,945
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$14.43 - $48.48
(Median)
$14
$27
$48
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$42,538 - $78,485  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$42,688 - $82,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$29.90  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$42,688 - $82,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Skills That Affect Systems Administrator Salaries

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 3%

VMware ESX
up arrow 2%

National Average
$59,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 4%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 5%

Windows Support
up arrow 6%

System Administration
up arrow 7%

Virtualization
up arrow 7%

Linux
up arrow 10%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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