Entry-Level UNIX System Administrator Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level UNIX System Administrators lies in the neighborhood of $62K annually. Most Entry-Level UNIX System Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 89 percent of Entry-Level UNIX System Administrators are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$44,758 - $83,295
$45K
$62K
$83K
MEDIAN: $62,411
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$16.56 - $41.31
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$30
$41
MEDIAN: $29.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,758 - $83,295  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $8,962  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$44,501 - $84,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.56 - $41.31  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$201.34 - $8,962  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$44,501 - $84,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Key Stats for UNIX System Administrator

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
26%
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Skills That Affect UNIX System Administrator Salaries

VMware ESX
▲8%

Network Management / Administration
▲8%

Linux
▲1%

UNIX
▲1%

Microsoft Office
▲1%

Sun Solaris
▼0%

National Average
$64,000

Shell Scripting
▼1%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼2%

IBM AIX
▼2%

SQL
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 13%