$82,016
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$4,855

Profit Sharing

$3,093

Commission

$6,000

The average salary for a Senior Systems Administrator with System Administration skills is $79,535 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$59,754 - $111,262
$60K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,016
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50%
90%

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$21.56 - $51.36
$22
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MEDIAN: $36.06
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$0$114K
Salary $59,754 - $111,262
Bonus $516 - $10,487
Profit Sharing $199 - $11,532
Commission $6,000
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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$58,624 - $114,843
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,543
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $21.56 - $51.36
Overtime $28.36 - $75.80
Annual Data $0$114K
Bonus $516 - $10,487
Commission $6,000
Profit Sharing $199 - $11,532
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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$58,624 - $114,843
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 149

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 and the IT department to resolve or implement new hardware for computers, printers and other service systems for the company. Senior administrators are also responsible for training and supervising new employees that would work under them. They must be well versed in technology and have a strong ability to plan, organize, evaluate and redesign system designs to have them work better for the company. In addition, senior systems administrators must have strong communication skills (both verbal and written), be a team player and perform difficult tasks well under pressure.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Senior Systems Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Systems Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 119 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Systems Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 330 salaries. An experienced Senior Systems Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 478 salaries. A Senior Systems Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 156 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,992

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Key Stats for Senior Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 356 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$83,000

▼7%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 356 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 11%