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Average System Administrator, Computer / Network Salary

$60,973
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,033
Bonus
$4,422
Commission
$2,010
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The average salary for a System Administrator, Computer / Network is $60,973.
10%
$43k
MEDIAN
$61k
90%
$88k
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$43k - $88k
Bonus
$398 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$383 - $5k
Commission
$290 - $8k
Total Pay
$40k - $87k
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What Do System Administrator, Computer / Networks Do?

Job Satisfaction for System Administrator, Computer / Network

3.8 out of 5
(957)
Highly Satisfied
52Reviews
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 Northrop Grumman Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $110,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include CACI International Inc and General Dynamics Information Technology Inc, earning around $84,250 and $79,071, respectively. U.S. Air Force (USAF) pays the lowest at around $61,305. Leidos and Raytheon Co. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $65,003 and $67,361, 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 $50,335 based on 105 salaries. An early career System Administrator, Computer / Network with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,637 based on 1,624 salaries. A mid-career System Administrator, Computer / Network with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,919 based on 1,380 salaries. An experienced System Administrator, Computer / Network with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,958 based on 1,256 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $71,427.
Employees with System Administrator, Computer / Network in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 33.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (14.7% more) and Houston, Texas (8.9% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,830 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.2%
Early Career
33.6%
Mid Career
28.6%
Experienced
26.0%
Late Career
9.6%