The average salary for a Senior Systems Administrator at General Dynamics Information Technology Inc is $84,932.
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Job Description for Senior Systems Administrator
Senior system administrators manage a team of system administrators as well as other employees of the IT department. They are responsible for designing, planning, putting into place, and having the highest level of performance as an expert in the system administration for computers and their complex operating systems. With this, senior system administrators research and select upgrades, software and other necessities for their company's computer systems. They also work with other administrators …Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Systems Administrator
The top respondents for the job title Senior Systems Administrator are from the companies Lockheed Martin Corp, Kaiser Permanente and BAE Systems Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Raytheon Co. where the average pay is $105,098. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kaiser Permanente and BAE Systems Inc., earning around $92,826 and $89,034, respectively. CSRA Inc. pays the lowest at around $72,000. Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $72,945 and $85,000, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Senior Systems Administrator
Microsoft Active Directory
Skills in VMware ESX are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Active Directory, Virtualization, Active Directory and System Administration.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Administrator
A mid-career Senior Systems Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $100,500 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Senior Systems Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,313 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,000.
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