$65,462
Avg. Salary
$25.39
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,010

Bonus

$2,457

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a System Administrator, Server is $25.39 per hour.

The average pay for a System Administrator, Server is $65,462 per year.

10%
$13.66
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$25.39
50%
$39.23
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90%
MEDIAN $25.39
10%
$44k
10%
$65k
50%
$89k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $65,462
$44,470 - $89,364
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$89K
MEDIAN: $65,462
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$13.66 - $39.23
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$0$89K
Salary $44,470 - $89,364
Bonus $0.00 - $6,789
Profit Sharing $495 - $19,727
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$42,986 - $89,767
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 557
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $13.66 - $39.23
Hourly Tips $12.50
Overtime $18.41 - $48.57
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,789
Profit Sharing $495 - $19,727
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$42,986 - $89,767
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 109

Job Description for System Administrator, Server

A server systems administrator typically plays an integral role in the information technology (IT) functions of any business or enterprise. They keep internal networks functional for the company itself, as well as maintain that functionality for clients and customers who need to interact with the company. This can include maintaining an internal company intranet, as well as maintaining and managing a company’s network infrastructure for customers to portals for sales and customer service.

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Common Career Paths for System Administrator, Server


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Server System Administrators may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Systems Engineer. The latter position pays an average of $89K annually. The most common career progression for Server System Administrators leads to becoming a Windows Server System Administrator, where pay is typically $61K. However, many Server System Administrators also opt to become Senior Systems Administrators, a position that pays $78K on average.

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Popular Skills for System Administrator, Server


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Storage Area Networking, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows 2003 Server, and Windows Support are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 20 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Linux, Windows Operating System General Use, and Internet Information Server. Those proficient in Microsoft Active Directory are, more often than not, also skilled in Windows 2003 Server.

Pay by Experience Level for System Administrator, Server

Pay by Experience for a System Administrator, Server has a positive trend. An entry-level System Administrator, Server with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 146 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A System Administrator, Server with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 178 salaries. An experienced System Administrator, Server which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 137 salaries. A System Administrator, Server with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

7%

-23%

National Average: $64,388

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Server System Administrators, 33 percent above the national average. Server System Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+26 percent), San Diego (+23 percent), Salt Lake City (+10 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). Compared to the national average, Phoenix Server System Administrators have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers pay around 19 percent less in Dallas and 5 percent less in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.

System Administrator, Server Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a System Administrator, Server?

System Administrator, Server in San Diego:
"Great but Expensive."
Pros: Love the city and county
Cons: Expensive to live here

System Administrator, Server in Albany:
"Tpa."
Pros: I work independently and have learned so much. I have the ability to learn as much or as little as I want. I have taken on many responsibilities and advanced my career greatly.
Cons: My coworker was the one and only person in this position prior to me being promoted in. She does not do her share or the work, not even a quarter of it. She was an original employee when the company starred off with 2 people, she can do no wrong. She is difficult to work with, refuses to answer to our boss, yet has no consequences. She does not work as a team and refuses to teach me things she knows and has been told to teach me. She does not properly communicate with me when she is going to lunch or leaving for the day, even if it is in the middle of the day. I recently had a review and I received a poor score due to teamwork issues, however, my boss verbally assured me she knows this is not about me and I have done all I can to work with her. I do work in other teams throughout the company wonderfully with no issues. I do get underpaid for the work that I do and it is frustrating. They play favortism, only give xmas bonuses to some.

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Key Stats for System Administrator, Server

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 123 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects System Administrator, Server Salaries

▲29%

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$64,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect System Administrator, Server Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 11%