Average Senior Systems Administrator with Microsoft Active Directory Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Systems Administrator with Microsoft Active Directory skills is $81,627.
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Job Description for Senior Systems Administrator

Senior Systems Administrator Tasks
  • Lead a team of systems administrators to manage servers and other computer system aspects of a company.
  • Configure and troubleshoot software and hardware enhancements, application deployments and infrastructure up-grades.
  • Diagnose and correct computer systems issues.
The top respondents for the job title Senior Systems Administrator are from the companies General Dynamics Information Technology Inc, Lockheed Martin Corp and BAE Systems Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Raytheon Co. where the average pay is $101,019. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include BAE Systems Inc. and Kaiser Permanente, earning around $98,733 and $91,820, respectively. CSRA Inc. pays the lowest at around $63,064. General Dynamics Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $76,362 and $76,949, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Systems Administrator

Skills in System Administration, VMware ESX and Virtualization are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Active Directory and Network Management / Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Administrator

An early career Senior Systems Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $72,427 based on 71 salaries. A mid-career Senior Systems Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,805 based on 271 salaries. An experienced Senior Systems Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,332 based on 551 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,726.
Employees with Senior Systems Administrator in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 10.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (8.8% more) and Denver, Colorado (7.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (0.3% less).

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