The average salary for a System Administrator, Computer / Network with VMware ESX skills in Chicago, Illinois is $70,000.
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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
Microsoft Active Directory
Windows Server 2012 R2
Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Support, Microsoft Active Directory and Network Management / Administration.
Pay by Experience Level for System Administrator, Computer / Network
An early career System Administrator, Computer / Network with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,249 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career System Administrator, Computer / Network with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 5 salaries. An experienced System Administrator, Computer / Network with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,291 based on 8 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with System Administrator, Computer / Network in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 27.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.4% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (6.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (28.6% less), Seattle, Washington (16.1% less) and Dallas, Texas (7.0% less).
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