The average salary for an Early-Career System Administrator, Computer / Network with Microsoft Active Directory skills is $53,600.
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Job Description for System Administrator, Computer / Network
A computer/network system administrator is responsible for the maintenance of the technological systems of an organization. The position typically requires a B.A. in a field such as computer science or information technology, and related engineering certifications (for example by Microsoft or Cisco) are also preferred. A system administrator must be flexible, able to manage a variety of tasks and problems, and have good troubleshooting skills. Communication skills, both verbal and written, ar…Read more
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Popular Skills for System Administrator, Computer / Network
Windows Server 2012 R2
Skills in Windows Server 2012 R2 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Windows Operating System General Use, Windows Support and Network Management / Administration.
Pay by Experience Level for System Administrator, Computer / Network
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 $50,474 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career System Administrator, Computer / Network with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,244 based on 586 salaries. An experienced System Administrator, Computer / Network with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,821 based on 560 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $68,834.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with System Administrator, Computer / Network in their job title in Tampa, Florida earn an average of 11.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (3.4% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (3.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (21.8% less), San Antonio, Texas (6.7% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (5.1% less).
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