System Support Administrator (Computer) Salary

Pay for Computer System Support Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $54K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Computer System Support Administrators who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Computer System Support Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$35,652 - $80,091
$36K
$58K
$80K
MEDIAN: $57,743
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$13.95 - $33.42
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MEDIAN: $19.76
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$0$81K
Salary $35,652 - $80,091
Bonus $400.00 - $13,000
Total Pay (?
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$33,802 - $81,968
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 90
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $13.95 - $33.42
Overtime $22.30 - $53.84
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $400.00 - $13,000
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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$33,802 - $81,968
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

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Job Description for System Support Administrator (Computer)

A system support administrator (computer) performs a number of tasks related to the effective, efficient performance of systems for their employer. They must be skilled with the systems and infrastructure used by their company, as well as possess experience related to the installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of hardware and software used by their employer/clients. A system support administrator also must be familiar with network, database, and security administration, as well as with common operating systems.

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System Support Administrator (Computer) Tasks

  • Establish and document standards and procedures.
  • Recognize and troubleshoot problems with server hardware and applications software.
  • Install, configure, maintain, and upgrade server operating systems and applications, for use in websites, data centers, enterprise resource planning, file sharing, etc.

Common Career Paths for System Support Administrator (Computer)


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There are some Computer System Support Administrators — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Systems Administrators, where earnings are an average $78K annually. Typical career progression for a Computer System Support Administrator involves becoming a Windows Server System Administrator or an Information Technology Manager, roles that pay $9K more and $25K more on average.

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Popular Skills for System Support Administrator (Computer)


Survey takers working as Computer System Support Administrators report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Exchange, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Help Desk / Desktop Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Linux and Microsoft Access also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in Network Management / Administration and Microsoft Exchange.

Pay by Experience Level for System Support Administrator (Computer)

Pay by Experience for a System Support Administrator (Computer) has a positive trend. An entry-level System Support Administrator (Computer) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 78 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A System Support Administrator (Computer) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced System Support Administrator (Computer) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 44 salaries. A System Support Administrator (Computer) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 11 salaries.

System Support Administrator (Computer) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a System Support Administrator (Computer)?

System Support Administrator (Computer) in Kingston:
"Corporate culture,"
Pros: Management is not stressful. Enjoy the work I do.
Cons: The pay is horrible. The bank has cut down on about 50% of their employees and you would think they would pay the employees more that they do still have. No--instead, they add the workload from 3 employees to 1 and pay them for half of one. There is no longer any pay if you are out of work for a long period of time due to an illness, and they encourage young people to come aboard so they can pay them a quarter amount of the money they should be receiving. Employee of USB for over 10 years.

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Key Stats for System Support Administrator (Computer)

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects System Support Administrator (Computer) Salaries

▲25%

▲14%

▲7%

National Average
$53,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect System Support Administrator (Computer) Salaries

National Average
$53,000







Cisco Networking
▼8%


Windows Support
▼9%


Linux
▼18%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 15%
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