SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR SALARY IN UNITED STATES

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Average gross salary for System Administrator GROSS SALARY
US$ 71,701
Average net salary for System Administrator NET SALARY
US$ 54,033
The most typical salary for System Administrator MOST TYPICAL GROSS
US$ 64,314
  Updated: 04 May 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 24%
  Salary entries: 73

System Administrator Earnings in United States

Average salary for System Administrator in United States is US$ 71,701.

Average take home earning is US$ 54,033 (Net).

The most typical salary is US$ 64,314 (Gross).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
5 % US$ 120,000
12 % US$ 105,333
30 % US$ 82,359
68 % US$ 64,314
82 % US$ 52,960
95 % US$ 42,213
99 % US$ 35,540
City Avg. gross salary Salary entries
Denver US$ 65,200 05
Seattle US$ 115,250 04
Austin US$ 87,075 04
Washington DC US$ 79,500 04
Los Angeles US$ 74,750 04
Chicago US$ 64,250 04
Atlanta US$ 72,333 03
Nashville US$ 100,000 02
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  SALARY BY LEVEL   SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR   UNITED STATES

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 215,000
01
145K US$ 145,000
01
125K US$ 120,000
02
115K US$ 111,500
02
105K US$ 105,333
03
95K US$ 92,860
05
85K US$ 82,359
08
75K US$ 73,607
14
65K US$ 64,314
14
55K US$ 52,960
10
45K US$ 42,213
09
35K US$ 35,540
03
25K US$ 25,000
01

  SALARY BY GENDER   SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 77,423 42
Women US$ 63,888 07
N/A US$ 63,966 24

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Masters Degree US$ 81,875 08
Bachelors Degree US$ 76,503 35
Some College US$ 63,826 26
High School US$ 55,700 03
Bellow H. School US$ 75,000 01

System Administrator workers holding Masters Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in United States. With an earned Masters Degree, they grosses US$ 81,875. While System Administrator workers with High School education earn the least, with an average gross income of US$ 55,700. This is 46.99% lower of what Masters Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 93,208 09
16-20 Years US$ 81,933 09
12-16 Years US$ 78,377 09
8-12 Years US$ 68,200 14
4-8 Years US$ 70,806 18
2-4 Years US$ 56,571 07
1-2 Years US$ 49,536 06
0-1 Year US$ 30,000 01

System Administrator workers in United States with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 20+ Years of experience earn a gross average of US$ 93,208 compared to US$ 30,000 for their counterparts with 0-1 Year of experience. The difference between workers with 20+ Years of experience and 0-1 Year is 210.69%.


  SALARY BY AGE   SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
57-62 US$ 80,000 01
51-56 US$ 71,500 02
45-50 US$ 72,900 10
39-44 US$ 96,941 09
33-38 US$ 81,966 09
27-32 US$ 63,060 14
22-26 US$ 63,500 04
N/A US$ 63,966 24
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  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 72,675 64
Contract US$ 64,000 04
Self Employed US$ 65,400 05
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  SALARY BY CITY   SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR   UNITED STATES

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# Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Seattle System Administrator in Seattle US$ 115,250 04
2. Nashville System Administrator in Nashville US$ 100,000 02
3. Austin System Administrator in Austin US$ 87,075 04
4. Washington DC System Administrator in Washington DC US$ 79,500 04
5. Dallas System Administrator in Dallas US$ 77,000 02
6. Los Angeles System Administrator in Los Angeles US$ 74,750 04
7. New York City System Administrator in New York City US$ 72,500 02
8. Atlanta System Administrator in Atlanta US$ 72,333 03
9. Boston System Administrator in Boston US$ 71,500 02
10. Denver System Administrator in Denver US$ 65,200 05

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. United Kingdom United Kingdom System Administrator in United Kingdom US$ 74,933 GBP 52,214 07
2. United States United States US$ 71,701 US$ 71,701 73
3. Australia Australia System Administrator in Australia US$ 68,491 AU$ 74,375 16
4. Canada Canada System Administrator in Canada US$ 59,426 CA$ 63,319 31
5. Russia Russia System Administrator in Russia US$ 27,736 RUB 1,183,800 05
6. India India System Administrator in India US$ 13,195 INR 788,873 41

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(11/11)  STORAGE ENGINEER


 Posted: 04 May 2020

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "LUN/Volume expansions, SAN maintenance, Hitachi USPv, NetApp, EMC VMAX, PureStorage."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 120,000


(10/11)  CITRIX ADMINISTRATOR


 Posted: 25 Jan 2020

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Microsoft Certified Engineer Certified Citrix Administrator."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 109,000


(9/11)  SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR


 Posted: 28 Aug 2019

Some College, 4-8 years: "I work very hard in my job."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 75,000


(8/11)  MANAGER SOLUTIONS


 Posted: 28 Aug 2019

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "DevOps operations for solutions."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 96,000


(7/11)  MANAGER, EXECUTIVE TECHNOLOGY


 Posted: 23 Jun 2019

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "IT Manager and administrator."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 215,000


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(6/11)  SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR


 Posted: 03 Apr 2019

Some College, 20+ years: "A lot of everything IT, concentrating mainly on server administration (win/*nix), virtualization (VMware), storage (NetApp), networking (Cisco), and IP telephony (Cisco)."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 83,874


(5/11)  SALESFORCE ADMINISTRATOR


 Posted: 16 Feb 2019

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Manage Salesforce Org."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 80,000


(4/11)  SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR


 Posted: 08 Feb 2019

High School, 16-20 years: "System Administrator."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 40,000


(3/11)  SYSADMIN


 Posted: 23 Jan 2019

Some College, 8-12 years: "Working on computers like everyone else."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 45,000


(2/11)  HEAD OF I.T.


 Posted: 17 Nov 2018

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "I handle all of i.t. needs and departments."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 82,000


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(1/11)  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST


 Posted: 02 Nov 2017

Some College, 16-20 years: "All things system administration, web dev, security, virtual enviroments."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 65,000


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