Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Sr. Unix System Administrator is $93,460
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Unix System Administrators?
A mid-career Sr. Unix System Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $88,811 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Sr. Unix System Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,308 based on 13 salaries.
What Do Sr. Unix System Administrators Do?
Senior Unix system administrators oversee Unix operating systems for companies and perform Unix server support for both hardware and software. They also perform periodic maintenance on these systems and carry out troubleshooting when problems arise; when troubleshooting systems, they intend to find the root causes of problems through objective analysis. They also perform upgrades when necessary to fine-tune systems for optimal performance.
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- 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.