Average Systems Administrator Salary in Houston, Texas

$61,860
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,200
Bonus
$4,913
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The average salary for a Systems Administrator in Houston, Texas is $61,860.
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$47k
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MEDIAN $61,860
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Salary
$47k - $85k
Bonus
$800 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$3k - $7k
Total Pay
$44k - $88k

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Job Description for Systems Administrator

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Systems Administrator. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Systems Administrator
System Administrator, Computer / Network
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Systems Administrator

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

Pay by Experience Level for Systems Administrator

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 16 salaries. An early career Systems Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,883 based on 102 salaries. A mid-career Systems Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,637 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Systems Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,198 based on 66 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,803.
Employees with Systems Administrator in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 15.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (15.3% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (14.9% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 275 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.8%
Early Career
37.1%
Mid Career
28.7%
Experienced
24.0%
Late Career
4.4%