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

$72,270 USD

£57,119 GBP
New York City

$75,000 USD

$67,000 USD

£52,953 GBP
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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

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

20/20  System Administrator (Man)
Posted 16 December 2021

What I do?

"Computer systems management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tacoma Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $86,400 USD

19/20  Devops System Administrator Ii (Man)
Posted 16 December 2021

What I do?

"Provide mid-level to senior-level end-user support, which may include providing systems administration assistance, coordinating stakeholder discussions, updating user documentation, or conducting training. Conduct root cause analysis to identify and eliminate bugs. Stay up to date with system enhancements and new features to better assist our customers. Design, enable, and deliver scalable and automated strategy – Infrastructure as a code. Enabling DevOps solutions development & deployment paradigms. Developing and Implementing software features using Agile Methodology. Ensuring efficient processes exist to identify, plan and manage all changes to the infrastructure."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Some College 2-4 Years Advanced $68,000 USD

18/20  System Admin (Man)
Posted 17 November 2021

What I do?

"System administration."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Some College 8-12 Years Advanced $80,000 USD

17/20  It Specialist 1 (Man)
Posted 24 September 2021

What I do?

"Software and system maintenance, upgrades."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Sacramento Some College 12-16 Years Advanced $105,000 USD

16/20  IT Support (Man)
Posted 08 November 2020

What I do?

"IT Support Microsoft support. Network support."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 2-4 Years n/a $53,000 USD

15/20  Systems Administrator (Man)
Posted 12 October 2020

What I do?

"Networking and Modality Interfaces, DHCP, DNS, VPN, Active Directory, File Services, Terminal Services, Print Management, Subnetting, Information Security, IPSec, Microsoft Exchange, Hosted Exchange, SSL & UCC Certificates, Packet monitoring, Dell SonicWall Networking Appliances, Wireless Infrastructure, Xirrus, NetApp, SnapDrive, LogicMonitor, AWS, Automox Patch Management, Bomgar, SCCM, IIS, RAS, NPAS, Port Forwarding, Active Directory – Certificate Services, Local Security Policies, Group Policy Objects, Implementing Microsoft Windows Server, Windows Networking Infrastructure, Microsoft Desktop/Server OS, Microsoft Office and Office 365, Backup & Disaster Recovery, VMWARE (ESXi 5. 1, 5. 5, 6. 0, 6. 5), Hyper-V, Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, Receiver, Thin Clients/Terminal Services, LabTech RMM, CentraStage RMM, AutoTask/AEM, NetBackup, AEM Patch Management, IT Glue, HIPPA Data Privacy and Security Standards."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Huntsville Some College 8-12 Years n/a $80,000 USD

14/20  Storage Engineer (Man)
Posted 04 May 2020

What I do?

"LUN/Volume expansions, SAN maintenance, Hitachi USPv, NetApp, EMC VMAX, PureStorage."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $120,000 USD

13/20  Citrix Administrator (Man)
Posted 24 January 2020

What I do?

"Microsoft Certified Engineer Certified Citrix Administrator."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Newark Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $109,000 USD

12/20  Manager Solutions (Man)
Posted 28 August 2019

What I do?

"DevOps operations for solutions."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $96,000 USD

11/20  Systems Administrator (Man)
Posted 28 August 2019

What I do?

"I work very hard in my job."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Some College 4-8 Years n/a $75,000 USD

10/20  Manager, Executive Technology (Man)
Posted 22 June 2019

What I do?

"IT Manager and administrator."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $215,000 USD

9/20  System Engineer (Man)
Posted 27 April 2019

What I do?

"System Engineer tasks."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $65,000 USD

8/20  Systems Administrator (Man)
Posted 02 April 2019

What I do?

"A lot of everything IT, concentrating mainly on server administration (win/*nix), virtualization (VMware), storage (NetApp), networking (Cisco), and IP telephony (Cisco)."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Albuquerque Some College 20+ Years n/a $83,900 USD

7/20  Salesforce Administrator (Woman)
Posted 15 February 2019

What I do?

"Manage Salesforce Org."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Nashville Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $80,000 USD

6/20  System Administrator (Man)
Posted 08 February 2019

What I do?

"System Administrator."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City High School 16-20 Years n/a $40,000 USD

5/20  Sysadmin (Man)
Posted 22 January 2019

What I do?

"Working on computers like everyone else."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Little Rock Some College 8-12 Years n/a $45,000 USD

4/20  Head Of I. T. (Man)
Posted 17 November 2018

What I do?

"I handle all of i. t. needs and departments."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kansas City Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $82,000 USD

3/20  Systems Engineer (Man)
Posted 31 October 2018

What I do?

"Infrastructure support."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Some College 8-12 Years n/a $88,000 USD

2/20  Field Support Technician (Man)
Posted 26 October 2018

What I do?

"Desktop/Server Administration, Network/User Support."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Colorado Springs Some College 20+ Years n/a $66,600 USD

1/20  Information Technology Specialist (Man)
Posted 02 November 2017

What I do?

"All things system administration, web dev, security, virtual enviroments."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Some College 16-20 Years n/a $65,000 USD


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