Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salary

An average Microsoft Exchange Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $73K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Most Microsoft Exchange Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,403 - $106,317
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$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,188
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$18.18 - $56.41
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$0$116K
Salary $51,403 - $106,317
Bonus $515 - $15,025
Profit Sharing $1,150
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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$47,885 - $116,191
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 141
Hourly Data $0$70
Hourly Rate $18.18 - $56.41
Overtime $45.78
Annual Data $0$116K
Bonus $515 - $15,025
Profit Sharing $1,150
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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$47,885 - $116,191
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

Job Description for Microsoft Exchange Administrator

A Microsoft Exchange administrator monitors the day-to-day operations of Microsoft Exchange servers. These operations may include handling user support tickets, server maintenance, data migrations, backups, and deployments of Microsoft Exchange on new computers. Along with these duties, a Microsoft Exchange administrator analyzes current resources and trends to enable planning for long-term performance and server expansion. Depending on the hiring company, Microsoft Exchange administrators work with the 2007, 2010, or 2013 version of Microsoft Exchange server. Microsoft Exchange administrators generally work full time in an information technology (IT) department. Individuals in this position mainly interact with users who submit support tickets and upper management; interaction with software vendors might also occur from time to time.

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Microsoft Exchange Administrator Tasks

  • Set up, maintain, configure, and monitor Microsoft messaging and communication environment.
  • Monitor server logs and overall performance, troubleshooting and resolving problems.
  • Lead upgrades, account management, and changes to the system, including communication with users.
  • Report on implementations, migrations, upgrades, and other activities that affect the software environment.

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Popular Skills for Microsoft Exchange Administrator


Survey results show that Microsoft Exchange Administrators use a fair number of skills. Lucky workers who know Microsoft Lync can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 38 percent above average. Exchange 5.5 and Windows Operating System General Use are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 12 percent and 38 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know Microsoft Active Directory also know Network Management / Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Microsoft Exchange Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Microsoft Exchange Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Microsoft Exchange Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 90 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Microsoft Exchange Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Microsoft Exchange Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 80 salaries. A Microsoft Exchange Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 21 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,827

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

For Microsoft Exchange Administrators, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Microsoft Exchange Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Monterey (+28 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Washington. Workers in Nashville and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Microsoft Exchange Administrator

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salaries

▲24%

▲13%

National Average
$74,000

▼9%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Microsoft Exchange Administrator Salaries

Microsoft Lync
▲35%



Exchange 5.5
▲9%




National Average
$74,000


Microsoft Word
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 12%