$80,582
Avg. Salary
$35.63
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$3,100

Profit Sharing

$3,500

The average pay for a Senior Systems Administrator with Microsoft Exchange skills is $35.63 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Systems Administrator with Microsoft Exchange skills is $80,582 per year.

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MEDIAN $80,582
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$0$109K
Salary $59,570 - $105,110
Bonus $490 - $11,467
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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$59,303 - $109,531
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 561
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $23.65 - $51.16
Hourly Tips $0.57
Overtime $33.57 - $64.52
Annual Data $0$109K
Bonus $490 - $11,467
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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$59,303 - $109,531
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 40

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.

Senior Systems Administrator Job Listings

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: $81,041

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.

Senior Systems Administrator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Senior Systems Administrator in Pittsburgh:
"Study Up."
Get more Citrix and Exchange experience.

Senior Systems Administrator in Chicago:
You can't move forward in your career if you are not willing to impart your knowledge to others.

Senior Systems Administrator in Duluth:
"Attention to detail, read read read ..."
You better know what your resume said you knew... Go slow and steady, learn every day, pay attention to all details, problems will be found in details that look out of place. Call in as much expertise to fix things as you can/need... Read everything you can about what you are responsible for, Google is your friend...

Senior Systems Administrator in Philadelphia:
"Daily Mental Exercise."
Pros: Working as a Senior Systems Administrator for a small EdTech company gives me the chance to constantly exercise my problem-solving skills as I solve day-to-day problems and analyze what can be done more efficiently.
Cons: Because my company is closely linked to schools, it is also highly influenced by the school calendar, which can mean a very high volume of work at key parts of the year (especially around September 'back-to-school time). As my company is quite small, a very high workload can be placed on me during these peak-times.

Senior Systems Administrator in Indianapolis:
"Move to San Diego and be a beach bum."
Don't join the rat race, the USA will pay your way even if you are lazy.

Senior Systems Administrator in Arlington:
"Get Certified."
Experience is great, and will help you get "a job", but certifications can help seal the deal on a better job.

Senior Systems Administrator in Troy:
Be able to see the whole picture and know how each part plays in it.

Key Stats for Senior Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

▼0%

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
$81,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 9%