Average Linux System Administrator Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Linux System Administrator is $78,292

Base Salary
$51k - $110k
$1k - $10k
Profit Sharing
$203 - $15k
Total Pay
$50k - $112k
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What Do Linux System Administrators Do?

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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How do Linux System Administrators Rate Their Jobs?

3.6 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 107 responses, the job of Linux System Administrator has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.55 out of 5. On average, Linux System Administrators are highly satisfied with their job.