The average salary for a System Administrator, Windows Server with Virtual Machine (VM) skills is $65,867.
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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 mach…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for System Administrator, Windows Server
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Popular Skills for System Administrator, Windows Server
Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Active Directory
Skills in Microsoft Active Directory and VMware ESX are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include System Administration, Active Directory and Windows Server 2012 R2.
Pay by Experience Level for System Administrator, Windows Server
An early career System Administrator, Windows Server with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,857 based on 109 salaries. A mid-career System Administrator, Windows Server with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,227 based on 138 salaries. An experienced System Administrator, Windows Server with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,136 based on 104 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $79,020.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with System Administrator, Windows Server in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 22.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (21.5% more) and Houston, Texas (12.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (16.5% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (12.4% less).
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