$80,496
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$3,130

Profit Sharing

$3,500

Somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Senior Systems Administrators with Microsoft Exchange skills are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $58K to $109K per year, and the average comes out to $80K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $11K each, total incomes of Senior Systems Administrators with Microsoft Exchange skills generally range from $58K to $109K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Most Senior Systems Administrators with Microsoft Exchange skills report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,833 - $104,927
$60K
$80K
$100K
MEDIAN: $80,496
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50%
90%

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$23.84 - $50.62
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$0$109K
Salary $59,833 - $104,927
Bonus $491 - $11,418
Profit Sharing $489 - $12,255
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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$59,555 - $109,326
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 576
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $23.84 - $50.62
Hourly Tips $0.57
Overtime $33.61 - $64.52
Annual Data $0$109K
Bonus $491 - $11,418
Profit Sharing $489 - $12,255
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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$59,555 - $109,326
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 43

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 $68,000 based on 34 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 $76,000 based on 129 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 $81,000 based on 226 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 $81,000 based on 54 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,946

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

California is a land of opportunity for Senior Systems Administrators with Microsoft Exchange skills. The state is home to the top three paying cities in the field, with San Jose, San Francisco, and San Diego all offering salaries above the national rate. Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Chicago and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Senior Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$81,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 9%