Average System Administrator, Computer / Network Salary

$60,805
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,033
Bonus
$4,422
Commission
$2,000
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The average salary for a System Administrator, Computer / Network is $60,805.
10%
$43k
MEDIAN
$61k
90%
$87k
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$43k - $87k
Bonus
$304 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$294 - $5k
Commission
$895 - $9k
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$40k - $87k
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Job Satisfaction for System Administrator, Computer / Network

3.8 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title System Administrator, Computer / Network are from the companies U.S. Air Force (USAF), General Dynamics Information Technology Inc and Leidos. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $111,910. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Dynamics Information Technology Inc and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), earning around $79,071 and $72,000, respectively. U.S. Army pays the lowest at around $45,000. U.S. Air Force (USAF) and Leidos also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $61,305 and $65,003, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for System Administrator, Computer / Networks?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Windows Support, Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Active Directory and Network Management / Administration.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for System Administrator, Computer / Networks?

An entry-level System Administrator, Computer / Network with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,422 based on 107 salaries. An early career System Administrator, Computer / Network with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,323 based on 1,732 salaries. A mid-career System Administrator, Computer / Network with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,726 based on 1,500 salaries. An experienced System Administrator, Computer / Network with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,894 based on 1,354 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $71,131.
Employees with System Administrator, Computer / Network in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 11.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (8.7% more) and New York, New York (6.1% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,194 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.1%
Early Career
33.3%
Mid Career
28.9%
Experienced
26.1%
Late Career
9.6%