Average Systems Administrator Salary in Australia

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The average salary for a Systems Administrator in Australia is AU$68,567.
MEDIAN AU$68,567
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AU$51k - AU$91k
AU$688 - AU$8k
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AU$900 - AU$3k
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AU$50k - AU$93k

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Job Description for Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator Tasks
  • Build, configure, and troubleshoot software and hardware enhancements, application deployments and infrastructure up-grades.
  • Diagnose and correct computer systems issues.
  • Provide hands-on system administration support, system maintenance and operations support.
  • Recommend software and hardware enhancements.

Career Paths

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Systems Administrator
Information Technology (IT) Manager
System Administrator, Computer / Network
Systems Engineer, IT
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Systems Administrator

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

Pay by Experience Level for Systems Administrator

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$54,243 based on 12 salaries. An early career Systems Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$60,696 based on 329 salaries. A mid-career Systems Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$71,748 based on 266 salaries. An experienced Systems Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$79,605 based on 225 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$79,998.
Employees with Systems Administrator in their job title in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) earn an average of 7.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (5.3% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (5.2% less), Melbourne, Victoria (1.9% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (1.0% less).

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