The average salary for a Mid-Career System Administrator, Windows Server with System Administration skills is $64,165.
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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
System Administrator, Windows Server Tasks
- Establish and document standards and procedures.
- Install, configure, maintain, and upgrade Microsoft Windows server operating systems and applications.
- Recognize and troubleshoot problems with server hardware and applications software.
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Popular Skills for System Administrator, Windows Server
Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Active Directory
Windows Server 2008 R2
Skills in Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Active Directory, Active Directory, VMware ESX and Windows Server 2008 R2 are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for System Administrator, Windows Server
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 $53,722 based on 9 salaries. An early career System Administrator, Windows Server with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,431 based on 171 salaries. An experienced System Administrator, Windows Server with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,079 based on 213 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,106.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with System Administrator, Windows Server in their job title in Tampa, Florida earn an average of 12.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (9.1% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (8.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (6.5% less) and Milwaukee, Wisconsin (0.5% less).
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