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Average Systems Administrator Salary in Houston, Texas

$65,425
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,822
Bonus
$4,000
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The average salary for a Systems Administrator in Houston, Texas is $65,425.
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What Do Systems Administrators Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Systems Administrators?

Skills in System Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Exchange, Network Management / Administration, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Active Directory.

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 $50,122 based on 8 salaries. An early career Systems Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,741 based on 76 salaries. A mid-career Systems Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,024 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Systems Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,775 based on 66 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $76,856.
Employees with Systems Administrator in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 10.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (9.7% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (7.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (3.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 234 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.4%
Early Career
32.5%
Mid Career
30.3%
Experienced
28.2%
Late Career
5.6%