Junior Systems Administrator Salary

A sizeable majority of Junior Systems Administrators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $48K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Junior Systems Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,681 - $63,953
$38K
$49K
$64K
MEDIAN: $49,126
10%
50%
90%

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$14.48 - $24.47
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.52
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50%
90%

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$0$63K
Salary $37,681 - $63,953
Bonus $0.00 - $4,983
Profit Sharing $1,048
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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$33,596 - $62,109
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 206
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $14.48 - $24.47
Overtime $22.63 - $35.38
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,983
Profit Sharing $1,048
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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$33,596 - $62,109
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 113

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Job Description for Junior Systems Administrator

Junior systems administrators are responsible for handling day-to-day information technology (IT) operations for their organization. They are in charge of assisting system administrators with providing systems support for end users. Junior systems administrators complete support tasks for hardware devices and software packages, help with installation setups, and revise existing documentation guidelines. Other main functions include providing training for teams in other departments, answering technology questions as needed, completing administrative tasks when required, and filling out documentation when requesting new inventory.

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Junior Systems Administrator Tasks

  • Administer and maintain systems support for software, hardware and servers: test, troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve all problems.
  • Provide timely technical support for users and work with them to solve existing problems.
  • Configure, monitor and maintain updated virus protection software, and backup data for emergency recovery.

Common Career Paths for Junior Systems Administrator


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Advancing into a Systems Administrator role seems to be a popular career move for Junior Systems Administrators, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $56K per year.

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Popular Skills for Junior Systems Administrator


Survey takers working as Junior Systems Administrators report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Help Desk / Desktop Support, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows PowerShell are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 44 percent, 18 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Information Technology Support and Windows 2003 Server as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people skilled in Microsoft Active Directory are similarly competent in Network Management / Administration.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,365

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Junior Systems Administrators that is 32 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Junior Systems Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+22 percent), Denver (+22 percent), Nashville (+16 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 17 percent below the national average. Atlanta and Pittsburgh are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Junior Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
0%
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Experience Affects Junior Systems Administrator Salaries

▲18%

▲11%

National Average
$45,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Junior Systems Administrator Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
▲43%

Windows Server 2012 R2
▲18%

Windows PowerShell
▲9%

Network Support
▲9%

Microsoft Exchange
▲8%


Linux
▼0%

VMware ESX
▼0%

National Average
$45,000




Windows 2003 Server
▼4%

Information Technology (IT) Support
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 19%
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