Average Linux System Administrator Salary

$76,388
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$51k
MEDIAN
$76k
90%
$110k

The average salary for a Linux System Administrator is $76,388

Base Salary
$51k - $110k
Bonus
$530 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$776 - $10k
Total Pay
$48k - $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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Job Satisfaction for Linux System Administrator

3.6 out of 5
(146)
Highly Satisfied
25Reviews
Based on 146 responses, the job of Linux System Administrator has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.62 out of 5. On average, Linux System Administrators are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
92.5%
Female
6.8%
Prefer to self-define
0.8%
This data is based on 399 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

85%

Dental

78%

Vision

69%

None

14%