Average Senior Systems Administrator Salary

$85,236
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,919
Bonus
$4,084
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The average salary for a Senior Systems Administrator is $85,236.
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$62k
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$85k
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$114k
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What Do Senior Systems Administrators Do?

Senior Systems Administrator Tasks
  • Diagnose and correct computer systems issues.
  • Configure and troubleshoot software and hardware enhancements, application deployments and infrastructure up-grades.
  • Lead a team of systems administrators to manage servers and other computer system aspects of a company.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Systems Administrator

3.8 out of 5
(708)
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The top respondents for the job title Senior Systems Administrator are from the companies General Dynamics Information Technology Inc, Lockheed Martin Corp and Kaiser Permanente. Reported salaries are highest at Raytheon Co. where the average pay is $102,496. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kaiser Permanente and BAE Systems Inc., earning around $95,875 and $92,500, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $79,594. General Dynamics Corp. and General Dynamics Information Technology Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $81,489 and $84,608, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Systems Administrators?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Management / Administration, Virtualization, VMware ESX, Microsoft Active Directory and System Administration.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Administrators?

An entry-level Senior Systems Administrator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $70,300 based on 6 salaries. An early career Senior Systems Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,108 based on 235 salaries. A mid-career Senior Systems Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,447 based on 808 salaries. An experienced Senior Systems Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,794 based on 1,739 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $91,925.
Employees with Senior Systems Administrator in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 17.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (13.2% more) and San Diego, California (13.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (1.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,630 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.2%
Early Career
6.5%
Mid Career
22.3%
Experienced
47.9%
Late Career
23.2%