Average Sr. Unix System Administrator Salary

$100,723
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,087
Bonus
$5,057
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The average salary for a Sr. Unix System Administrator is $100,723.
10%
$74k
MEDIAN
$101k
90%
$135k
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Salary
$74k - $135k
Bonus
$734 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $15k
Total Pay
$75k - $143k

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Job Description for Sr. Unix System Administrator

Sr. Unix System Administrator Tasks
  • Install, configure, test and maintain new and existing servers, hardware and software components.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve incidents, outages or degradations.
  • Set policies for applications and infrastructure including patching schedules, release deployment, testing, and system readiness.
  • Perform capacity planning, infrastructure design, systems administration, and updates according to patch and release specifications.

Job Satisfaction for Sr. Unix System Administrator

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Popular Skills for Sr. Unix System Administrator

Skills in Solaris are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include System Administration, Shell Scripting, UNIX and Linux.

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Unix System Administrator

An early career Sr. Unix System Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $81,559 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Sr. Unix System Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,295 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Sr. Unix System Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,612 based on 161 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $104,205.
Employees with Sr. Unix System Administrator in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 31.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (25.2% more) and New York, New York (23.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (2.7% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 444 survey responses.
Early Career
2.0%
Mid Career
13.3%
Experienced
36.3%
Late Career
48.4%

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