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The average pay for a Senior Systems Administrator with VoIP skills is $30.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Systems Administrator with VoIP skills is $79,863 per year.

MEDIAN $79,863
$65,000 - $102,857
MEDIAN: $79,863

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Salary $79,863
Bonus $5,000
Profit Sharing $12,000
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$35,235 - $114,229
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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.


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

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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits