$65,296
Avg. Salary
$27.35
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,469

Bonus

$2,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a System Administrator, Windows Server is $27.35 per hour.

The average pay for a System Administrator, Windows Server is $65,296 per year.

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$16.64
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MEDIAN $65,296
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$0$95K
Salary $46,011 - $93,158
Bonus $394 - $8,282
Profit Sharing $225 - $10,000
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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$44,433 - $95,171
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,769
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $16.64 - $45.39
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $20.77 - $58.92
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $394 - $8,282
Profit Sharing $225 - $10,000
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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$44,433 - $95,171
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 292

Job Description for System Administrator, Windows Server

A Windows system administrator provides daily support and assistance for computer systems using the Windows platform. They may work for a business providing troubleshooting for other employees, work online or over the phone for a technical-support service, or work as part of a team of administrators. They also update and back up all data, monitor networks, and recommend viable solutions for problems to management. A systems administrator also keeps security software up to date and maintains machines and servers to keep them at an optimal level of performance. The typical work environment is generally in an office setting during regular business hours; however, emergencies that threaten the integrity of network security may require a system administrator to be on-call.

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System Administrator, Windows Server Pay By Employer

Common Career Paths for System Administrator, Windows Server


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As Windows Server System Administrators transition into upper-level roles such as Information Technology Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Information Technology Directors earn $103K on average per year. It is quite typical for Windows Server System Administrators to transition into roles as Senior Systems Administrators or Senior Systems Engineers, where reported median earnings are $14K and $25K higher per year.

System Administrator, Windows Server Job Listings

Popular Skills for System Administrator, Windows Server


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in VMware ESX, Virtual Machine, Windows 2003 Server, and Internet Information Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Network Management / Administration. Those educated in Microsoft Active Directory tend to be well versed in VMware ESX, Virtual Machine (VM), and Windows 2003 Server.

Pay by Experience Level for System Administrator, Windows Server

Pay by Experience for a System Administrator, Windows Server has a positive trend. An entry-level System Administrator, Windows Server with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 464 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A System Administrator, Windows 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 519 salaries. An experienced System Administrator, Windows Server which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 431 salaries. A System Administrator, Windows Server with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 108 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,025

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

For Windows Server System Administrators, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Windows Server System Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and Denver (+6 percent). Detroit is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Alexandria (9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

System Administrator, Windows Server Reviews

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

System Administrator, Windows Server in Milwaukee:
"Work life balance."
Pros: Not too small not too large
Cons: Diversity

System Administrator, Windows Server in tobyhanna:
"Wait for the bus and the strongman."
Pros: I don't have to answer the phones.
Cons: Lack of support and resources

System Administrator, Windows Server in Viroqua:
"Drive."
Pros: Quick 15 minutes drive, flexible.
Cons: Parking.

System Administrator, Windows Server in Fairmont:
"Man of many talents."
System Administration is somewhat boring at times. That's when you know everything is working as it should. It can be very stressful when unforeseen events occur and you have to fix the problems as quick as possible.

System Administrator, Windows Server in St. Louis:
"It's fun and has taught me alot."
Pros: That I get to work from home and I don't have to deal with people on the phone daily.
Cons: There is so much in this field it feels like I'm going in blind to solve problems.

System Administrator, Windows Server in New Bedford:
"Contract Nigotiation."
In this fast growing complex field, simplicity is key. Always look at the big picture and find out "what is the client trying to accomplish?"

System Administrator, Windows Server in Richmond:
"Choice."
Choose something fun to do. Having fun at work is great.

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Key Stats for System Administrator, Windows Server

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 352 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects System Administrator, Windows Server Salaries

▲21%

▲12%

▼0%

National Average
$65,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect System Administrator, Windows Server Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 352 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 12%