$60,644
Avg. Salary
$23.14
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,263

Profit Sharing

$1,958

Commission

$3,110

The average pay for a Systems Administrator is $23.14 per hour.

The average pay for a Systems Administrator is $60,644 per year.

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$0$86K
Salary $42,690 - $85,830
Bonus $301 - $7,585
Profit Sharing $311 - $6,862
Commission $0.00 - $17,517
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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$40,327 - $86,647
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 13,659
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $15.27 - $36.88
Hourly Tips $5.26
Overtime $22.62 - $50.79
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $301 - $7,585
Commission $0.00 - $17,517
Profit Sharing $311 - $6,862
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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$40,327 - $86,647
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,068

Job Description for Systems Administrator

Systems administrators - also called sysadmins - are responsible for ensuring their organization's computer systems are well maintained and operate reliably. Tasks performed by systems administrators include performing regular systems and security monitoring, handling backup procedures and helping set up, maintain and delete user accounts as required. They are also responsible for developing and maintaining relevant procedures and standards. ensuring that hardware and systems work as expected and maintaining archives as needed. Additionally, systems administrators provide technical support related to systems within their organization as needed . They also handle patches and upgrades to ensure that systems are maximally efficient and effective.

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Systems Administrator Tasks

  • Build, configure, and troubleshoot software and hardware enhancements, application deployments and infrastructure up-grades.
  • Diagnose and correct computer systems issues.
  • Provide hands-on system administration support, system maintenance and operations support.
  • Recommend software and hardware enhancements.

Systems Administrator Pay By Employer

$0$131K

$67,483

$63,463

$66,761

$57,341

$68,408

$77,114

U.S. Army
17 profiles
$60,100

Raytheon Co.
14 profiles
$69,055

Leidos
13 profiles
$66,284

$66,466

Common Career Paths for Systems Administrator


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Popular Skills for Systems Administrator

Pay by Experience Level for Systems Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Systems Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Systems Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 7,558 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Systems Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 6,462 salaries. An experienced Systems Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 5,036 salaries. A Systems Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 1,063 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,794

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

Systems Administrator Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Systems Administrator?

Systems Administrator in Chicago:
"24/7."
Must be available 24/7/365. Lab all work first before putting into production. Keep up with current technology. When in doubt, Google is your friend, and so is labbing.

Systems Administrator in New York:
"Systems Admin."
Negotiate a salary based on your experience and then negotiate for more. Systems admin is a vital position in every organization.

Systems Administrator in Tukwila:
"Certification Is More Important Than Education."
Get every certification that you can. Start with CompTIA A+, Network+, ITIL, then move on to a more specialized subject like CCNA, MCSE, UNIX, DB2, etc. Managers want someone with specialized skills more than generalized skills.

Systems Administrator in Dallas:
"Diversify Your Experience."
Finish school. Get certs. Change jobs to get a more broad experience. Don't pigeon hole yourself to one OS, language or piece of hardware.

Systems Administrator in Canton:
"Wondering."
Pros: Doing the IT work.
Cons: Nothing.

Systems Administrator in Azusa:
"Customer Service Excellence."
Pros: Communication and collaboration on solution generating ideas.
Cons: High stress during defined times of the year not great times.

Systems Administrator in Jacksonville:
"Find one."
Then after 3 years plan for the next one.

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Key Stats for Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3057 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Systems Administrator Salaries

▲23%

▲14%

▲3%

National Average
$60,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Systems Administrator Salaries

▲5%

▲5%






Microsoft Exchange
▼0%

Cisco Networking
▼0%

National Average
$60,000

System Administration
▼1%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3057 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 12%