Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Linux System Administrator is $76,388
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Linux System Administrators?
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 $57,267 based on 30 salaries. An early career Linux System Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,149 based on 296 …Read more
What Do Linux System Administrators Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.