Average Systems Administrator Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$67,004
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$3,904
Bonus
$4,859
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The average salary for a Systems Administrator in Chicago, Illinois is $67,004.
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$49k
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$67k
90%
$87k
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What Do Systems Administrators Do?

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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Systems Administrators?

Skills that pay less than market rate include VMware ESX, Windows Server 2012 R2, Network Management / Administration, Microsoft Active Directory and System Administration.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Systems Administrators?

An entry-level Systems Administrator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,900 based on 6 salaries. An early career Systems Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,829 based on 90 salaries. A mid-career Systems Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,344 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Systems Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,507 based on 61 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $73,147.
Employees with Systems Administrator in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 7.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (6.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (6.3% less), Houston, Texas (4.6% less) and Denver, Colorado (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 251 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.4%
Early Career
35.9%
Mid Career
31.1%
Experienced
24.3%
Late Career
6.4%