$59,907
Avg. Salary
$22.22
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,017

Bonus

$1,939

Profit Sharing

$2,250

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a System Administrator, Computer / Network is $22.22 per hour.

The average pay for a System Administrator, Computer / Network is $59,907 per year.

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MEDIAN $59,907
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$0$85K
Salary $41,363 - $85,948
Bonus $198 - $7,880
Profit Sharing $245 - $4,961
Commission $0.00 - $19,866
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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$39,068 - $85,412
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,283
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $14.90 - $34.50
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $21.41 - $48.92
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $198 - $7,880
Commission $0.00 - $19,866
Profit Sharing $245 - $4,961
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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$39,068 - $85,412
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,256

Job Description for System Administrator, Computer / Network

A computer/network system administrator is responsible for the maintenance of the technological systems of an organization. The position typically requires a B.A. in a field such as computer science or information technology, and related engineering certifications (for example by Microsoft or Cisco) are also preferred. A system administrator must be flexible, able to manage a variety of tasks and problems, and have good troubleshooting skills. Communication skills, both verbal and written, are also essential. A system administrator will also often be responsible for handling confidential information and data; certain government positions require a security clearance. The specific technological knowledge and skills vary widely according to the specific needs of the business or organization, but will include a range of hardware, programs, and systems, including standard Microsoft business software. The system administrator will install, configure, maintain, and upgrade Microsoft Windows server operating systems and applications and other systems as appropriate, and will recognize and troubleshoot problems with server hardware and applications software. Other responsibilities may include establishing and documenting standards and procedures, maintaining inventory of technological devices, working with outside vendors, and maintaining backup systems. The job requires flexibility to coordinate with other schedules and may require work after normal business hours. Depending on the layout of the business, significant physical activity is also potentially necessary. A system administrator may be hired directly by an organization to provide service for its technological needs, or may work for a technology consulting firm which provides system administration services to a variety of customers. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

Popular Employer Salaries for System Administrator, Computer / Network


Network System Administrators seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., where the average salary comes to $74K.

Common Career Paths for System Administrator, Computer / Network


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Network System Administrators who go on to become Information Technology Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Information Technology Directors is $103K annually. It is quite typical for Network System Administrators to transition into roles as Information Technology Managers or Senior Systems Administrators, where reported median earnings are $20K and $21K higher per year.

System Administrator, Computer / Network Job Listings

Popular Skills for System Administrator, Computer / Network


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in VMware ESX, Storage Area Networking, Cisco Networking, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those proficient in Microsoft Active Directory are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office and Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for System Administrator, Computer / Network

Pay by Experience for a System Administrator, Computer / Network has a positive trend. An entry-level System Administrator, Computer / Network with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 1,104 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A System Administrator, Computer / Network with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 971 salaries. An experienced System Administrator, Computer / Network which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 851 salaries. A System Administrator, Computer / Network with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 208 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,112

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

For Network System Administrators, busy Minneapolis offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Network System Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+15 percent), San Antonio (+14 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 11 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Indianapolis and 5 percent less in Miami, below-median salaries for those in this field.

System Administrator, Computer / Network Advice

Q: What is it like working as a System Administrator, Computer / Network?

System Administrator, Computer / Network in Miramar:
"Responsible for helpdesk, stress level 10."
Active directory, vpn, computer imaging, application troubleshoot, telepresence, conference dispatch, hardware stock, local network, file server sharing, cell phones management and purchase, inventory, ticketing, user accounts, MS Office 2013, Windows 7, remote managment, scripting,

System Administrator, Computer / Network in Longview:
Pros: The work load. I never get bored or side tracked.
Cons: Nothing really! Love the staff and everyone I work with.

System Administrator, Computer / Network in Watertown:
"Benefits."
Don't let your company take over your personal life. It's become a push & shove world, and you need to maintain a life balance. Always keep up on education, or you will become obsolete, and companies can't take away education.

System Administrator, Computer / Network in Casper:
"IT support specialist."
Get a CCNA at the least!

System Administrator, Computer / Network in New York:
"The write Salary for the position."
Find all possible information about the system you will support and all the benefits before you accept the salary.

System Administrator, Computer / Network in Seattle:
"Look Outside."
Departmental computing can become insular and that is not the way to stay current. Outside techniques and skills need to be reviewed every year or two.

System Administrator, Computer / Network in Clearwater:
"Work too easy for me."
Build a better hardware and software system can reduce a lot of truble in the work.

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Key Stats for System Administrator, Computer / Network

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1098 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects System Administrator, Computer / Network Salaries

▲18%

▲11%

▼0%

National Average
$58,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect System Administrator, Computer / Network Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1098 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 16%