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Average Systems Administrator Salary in Australia

AU$69,025
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$3,022
Bonus
AU$2,035
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The average salary for a Systems Administrator in Australia is AU$69,025.
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A$51k
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A$69k
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A$91k
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AU$51k - AU$91k
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AU$996 - AU$10k
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AU$2k - AU$3k
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AU$51k - AU$92k
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What Do Systems Administrators Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Systems Administrators?

Skills in VMware ESX are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Active Directory, Network Management / Administration and System Administration.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Systems Administrators?

An entry-level Systems Administrator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$56,204 based on 19 salaries. An early career Systems Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$61,587 based on 340 salaries. A mid-career Systems Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$73,453 based on 246 salaries. An experienced Systems Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$78,680 based on 211 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$76,888.
Employees with Systems Administrator in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 10.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (3.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Newcastle, New South Wales (20.3% less), Melbourne, Victoria (4.3% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (2.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 865 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.2%
Early Career
39.3%
Mid Career
28.4%
Experienced
24.4%
Late Career
5.7%