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Average System Administrator, Windows Server Salary

$66,912
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,962
Bonus
$2,447
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The average salary for a System Administrator, Windows Server is $66,912.
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$48k
MEDIAN
$67k
90%
$94k
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$48k - $94k
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$498 - $9k
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$300 - $10k
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$46k - $96k
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What Do System Administrator, Windows Servers Do?

Job Satisfaction for System Administrator, Windows Server

3.7 out of 5
(301)
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The top respondents for the job title System Administrator, Windows Server are from the companies Leidos, General Dynamics Information Technology Inc and General Dynamics Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at Leidos where the average pay is $89,320. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Unisys Corporation and General Dynamics Corp., earning around $69,000 and $66,000, respectively. U.S. Air Force (USAF) pays the lowest at around $45,000. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Rackspace, US Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $58,500 and $62,510, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for System Administrator, Windows Servers?

Skills in Microsoft Active Directory and VMware ESX are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Active Directory, System Administration and Windows Server 2012 R2.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for System Administrator, Windows Servers?

An entry-level System Administrator, Windows Server with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,215 based on 27 salaries. An early career System Administrator, Windows Server with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,145 based on 415 salaries. A mid-career System Administrator, Windows Server with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,352 based on 522 salaries. An experienced System Administrator, Windows Server with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,668 based on 520 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $76,345.
Employees with System Administrator, Windows Server in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 31.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (20.0% more) and Houston, Texas (13.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (2.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,676 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.6%
Early Career
24.8%
Mid Career
31.1%
Experienced
31.0%
Late Career
11.5%