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Average UNIX System Administrator Salary

$77,172
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$2,466
Bonus
$3,500
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The average salary for a UNIX System Administrator is $77,172.
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$53k
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$77k
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$110k
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$2k - $5k
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What Do UNIX System Administrators Do?

Job Satisfaction for UNIX System Administrator

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What Are Popular Skills for UNIX System Administrators?

Skills in UNIX, IBM AIX and VMware ESX are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Shell Scripting and Linux.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for UNIX System Administrators?

An entry-level UNIX System Administrator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,621 based on 10 salaries. An early career UNIX System Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,067 based on 78 salaries. A mid-career UNIX System Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,109 based on 69 salaries. An experienced UNIX System Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,606 based on 69 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $94,233.
Employees with UNIX System Administrator in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 29.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Colorado Springs, Colorado (26.3% more) and Dallas, Texas (18.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (33.2% less), Chicago, Illinois (4.1% less) and Syracuse, New York (3.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 292 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.4%
Early Career
26.7%
Mid Career
23.6%
Experienced
23.6%
Late Career
22.6%

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