UNIX System Administrator Salary

The average pay for a UNIX System Administrator is $71,456 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$50,803 - $100,090
(Median)
$51K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,456
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$19.71 - $58.47
(Median)
$20
$36
$58
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,803 - $100,090  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,737  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,128  
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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$50,699 - $104,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 691
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.71 - $58.47  
   
Overtime
$25.52 - $61.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,737  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,128  
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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$50,699 - $104,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Job Description for UNIX System Administrator

A Unix system administrator works in an office, where the Unix multiuser operating system is used. The administrator will be responsible for installing software and hardware relating to the system. It is essential to manage risks and to eliminate them before problems arise. It is also important to monitor the system’s performance and to carry out routine maintenance so that the system operates smoothly. Sometimes, this may require debugging and troubleshooting of the system.

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UNIX System Administrator Tasks

  • Recognize and troubleshoot problems with server hardware and applications software.
  • Install, configure, maintain, and upgrade Unix server operating systems and applications.
  • Establish and document standards and procedures.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,756

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What is it like working as an UNIX System Administrator?

UNIX System Administrator in Omaha:
"Compensation."
Pros: The most enjoyable part of my job is the people I work with. Specifically the IT staff. The casual dress environment is nice, as well.
Cons: For the majority of the IT staff, telecommuting is not permitted unless there is schedule work after business hours. Infogroup has made exceptions for a few their IT staff, but getting this approval is difficult to obtain. There have never been scheduled performance reviews. I was hired on to the Unix team as an entry level administrator which did not include a pay increase from my previous position. During the last three years, I have gradually taken on the responsibilities of a Senior UNIX Administrator and have been promised a raise and title to reflect this position, but this has not happened.

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Experience Affects UNIX System Administrator Salaries




National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect UNIX System Administrator Salaries



IBM AIX
up arrow 4%

Shell Scripting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$73,000

Linux
up arrow 1%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 2%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 4%

Solaris
up arrow 6%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 10%

HTML
up arrow 14%

SQL
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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