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Average Salary - System Administrator / United States UNITED STATES


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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$72,270 USD

£55,514 GBP
New York City

$75,000 USD

$67,000 USD

£51,465 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / System Administrator / United States

Average salary for System Administrator / United States is $72,270 USD per year. The most typical earning is $67,000 USD. All data are based on 82 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $77,300 USD. Women receive a salary of $63,900 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Masters Degree with salary of $81,900 USD. The second most paid education level is Bachelors Degree with salary of $76,500 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of $90,500 USD. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive $81,900 USD.

Levels / System Administrator / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
0 n/a
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
1 100%
1.22%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
1 98.78%
1.22%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
2 97.56%
2.44%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
7 95.12%
8.54%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
2 86.59%
2.44%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
8 84.15%
9.76%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
3 74.39%
3.66%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
4 70.73%
4.88%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
13 65.85%
15.85%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
6 50%
7.32%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
8 42.68%
9.76%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
9 32.93%
10.98%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
3 21.95%
3.66%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
4 18.29%
4.88%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
1 13.41%
1.22%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
1 12.2%
1.22%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
3 10.98%
3.66%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
2 7.32%
2.44%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
0 n/a
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
2 4.88%
2.44%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
0 n/a
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
0 n/a
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
0 n/a
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
0 n/a
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
1 2.44%
1.22%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
0 n/a
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
0 n/a
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
0 n/a
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
0 n/a
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
0 n/a
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
1 1.22%
1.22%
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
0 n/a
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
0 n/a

Gender / System Administrator / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 51 $77,300 USD
2 Women 7 $63,900 USD

Education / System Administrator / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Masters Degree 8 $81,900 USD
2 Bachelors Degree 37 $76,500 USD
3 Bellow H. School 1 $75,000 USD
4 Some College 33 $66,700 USD
5 High School 3 $55,700 USD

Experience / System Administrator / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 10 $90,500 USD
2 16-20 Years 9 $81,900 USD
3 12-16 Years 10 $81,000 USD
4 4-8 Years 20 $71,300 USD
5 8-12 Years 17 $70,800 USD
6 2-4 Years 9 $57,400 USD
7 1-2 Years 6 $49,500 USD
8 0-1 Year 1 $30,000 USD

Age / System Administrator / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 36-40 11 $87,400 USD
2 41-45 13 $87,300 USD
3 56-60 1 $80,000 USD
4 46-50 7 $75,000 USD
5 51-55 2 $71,500 USD
6 31-35 8 $68,900 USD
7 21-25 4 $66,300 USD
8 n/a 24 $64,000 USD
9 26-30 12 $60,900 USD

Work Type / System Administrator / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 72 $73,100 USD
2 Contract 5 $67,200 USD
3 Self Employed 5 $65,400 USD

States / System Administrator / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 New Jersey 1 $109,000 USD
2 Pennsylvania 1 $96,000 USD
3 Washington State 7 $93,600 USD
4 Louisiana 1 $90,000 USD
5 New Mexico 1 $83,900 USD
6 Missouri 1 $82,000 USD
7 Texas 7 $81,000 USD
8 Alabama 1 $80,000 USD
9 New York State 4 $79,500 USD
10 District Of Columbia (DC) 4 $79,500 USD
11 Massachusetts 3 $77,000 USD
12 Ohio 1 $76,500 USD
13 California 7 $75,900 USD
14 North Carolina 2 $74,500 USD
15 Tennessee 4 $73,900 USD
16 Georgia 3 $72,300 USD
17 Arizona 1 $68,000 USD
18 Florida 2 $67,500 USD
19 Colorado 6 $65,400 USD
20 Maine 1 $65,000 USD
21 Illinois 5 $64,400 USD
22 Kentucky 1 $60,000 USD
23 Minnesota 1 $53,000 USD
24 Oklahoma 2 $52,100 USD
25 Kansas 2 $50,000 USD
26 Michigan 2 $49,800 USD
27 Arkansas 1 $45,000 USD
28 Wisconsin 1 $44,700 USD
29 Virginia 1 $43,200 USD
30 Utah 1 $40,000 USD

Cities / System Administrator / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Newark 1 $109,000 USD
2 Seattle 5 $105,800 USD
3 Nashville 2 $100,000 USD
4 Philadelphia 1 $96,000 USD
5 Rochester 1 $93,000 USD
6 Baton Rouge 1 $90,000 USD
7 Sacramento 2 $89,500 USD
8 Austin 4 $87,100 USD
9 Tacoma 1 $86,400 USD
10 Albuquerque 1 $83,900 USD
11 Kansas City 1 $82,000 USD
12 Huntsville 1 $80,000 USD
13 Miami 1 $80,000 USD
14 Washington DC 4 $79,500 USD
15 Raleigh 1 $79,000 USD
16 Boston 3 $77,000 USD
17 Dallas 2 $77,000 USD
18 Columbus 1 $76,500 USD
19 New York City 3 $75,000 USD
20 Los Angeles 4 $74,800 USD
21 Atlanta 3 $72,300 USD
22 Charlotte 1 $70,000 USD
23 Phoenix 1 $68,000 USD
24 Colorado Springs 1 $66,600 USD
25 Chattanooga 1 $65,400 USD
26 Denver 5 $65,200 USD
27 --Other-- 7 $65,000 USD
28 Plano 1 $65,000 USD
29 Portland, Maine 1 $65,000 USD
30 Chicago 5 $64,400 USD
31 Louisville 1 $60,000 USD
32 Orlando 1 $55,000 USD
33 San Diego 1 $53,000 USD
34 Minneapolis 1 $53,000 USD
35 Tulsa 2 $52,100 USD
36 Wichita 2 $50,000 USD
37 Detroit 2 $49,800 USD
38 Little Rock 1 $45,000 USD
39 Madison 1 $44,700 USD
40 Virginia Beach 1 $43,200 USD
41 Salt Lake City 1 $40,000 USD
42 Spokane 1 $39,500 USD
43 Knoxville 1 $30,000 USD

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