The average salary for a Linux System Administrator in India is Rs 406,814.
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Job Description for Linux System Administrator
A Linux system administrator is responsible for the standard day-to-day administration of Linux servers. This would include, but not be limited to, deployment of a standard LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) web server configuration, including installing all standard plugins, SSL and configuration. A Linux system administrator should also be familiar with at least two different Linux distributions. Ideally, one of the Linux distributions should be Redhat Enterprise Linux, the most common dis…Read more
Linux System Administrator Tasks
- Maintain, enhance and create tools for the Linux environment and its users.
- Create and update documentation, including maintenance logs and end user training.
- Back up, recover, maintain and migrate data and programs.
- Identify and resolve service problems ranging from disaster recovery to login problems.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Linux System Administrator
The top respondents for the job title Linux System Administrator are from the companies Tata Consultancy Services Limited, IBM India Private Limited and HCL Technologies Ltd.. Reported salaries are highest at Oracle where the average pay is Rs 800,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include IBM India Private Limited and Red Hat, Inc., earning around Rs 605,000 and Rs 599,000, respectively. HCL Technologies Ltd. pays the lowest at around Rs 378,000. Tata Consultancy Services Limited and Wipro also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying Rs 466,520 and Rs 478,000, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Linux System Administrator
Apache HTTP Server
Skills in Linux, Shell Scripting and VMware ESX are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include MySQL and Apache HTTP Server.
Pay by Experience Level for Linux System Administrator
An entry-level Linux System Administrator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of Rs 248,097 based on 130 salaries. An early career Linux System Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of Rs 365,572 based on 784 salaries. A mid-career Linux System Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of Rs 628,093 based on 303 salaries. An experienced Linux System Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of Rs 966,480 based on 71 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Linux System Administrator in their job title in Gurgaon, Haryana earn an average of 22.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Bangalore, Karnataka (12.1% more) and Chennai, Tamil Nadu (11.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New Delhi, Delhi (6.6% less), Pune, Maharashtra (2.3% less) and Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (1.2% less).
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