Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Linux Administrator make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$117,614 / yrTotal Pay
$97,169 / yrBase Pay
$20,445 / yrAdditional Pay

$117,614

 / yr
$75K$186K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Linux Administrator is $117,614 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $97,169 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $20,445 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Network Administrator

$68,218 /yr
Network Administrator
$108,199 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Linux Administrator

Some related job titles are Linux Engineer Salaries with median pay of $118,910, UNIX Salaries with median pay of $148,616, Unix/Linux Administrator Salaries with median pay of $126,581, Devops Salaries with median pay of $128,824.

Top Paying Companies

For a Linux Administrator in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Linux Administrator in United States. Employers include Rackspace Technology, HostGator.com and IBM.

1
Rackspace Technology
$147,543/yr
2
HostGator.com
$146,719/yr
3
IBM
$130,024/yr
4
SP Tech Resources
$116,711/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Linux Administrator in United States

The top paying industry for a Linux Administrator in United States is Information Technology with a median total pay of $138,371.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$138,371

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Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Linux Administrator are Rackspace Technology, HostGator.com, and IBM.

Rackspace TechnologyRackspace Technology$147,543/yr
HostGator.comHostGator.com$146,719/yr
IBMIBM$130,024/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Information Technology?

Overall demand for information technology workers will continue to grow as companies increasingly rely on data and technology. Individual job outlook varies by profession; demand for more specialized jobs, like cybersecurity analysts, is expected to grow significantly, while other jobs are vulnerable to outsourcing. IT jobs, which are particularly well-suited for remote work, usually require higher education or certifications and offer higher than average salaries.

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Network Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$80,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Linux Administrator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$151,000

/yr

$140K | $11K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Network Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$21

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Network Administrator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$76,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Network Administrator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$100,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Network Administrator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$75

/hr

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15+ years
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Network Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$27

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
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Network Administrator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$40

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
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Network Administrator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$90,000

/yr

$78K | $12K

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Linux Administrator pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Linux Administrator is $97,169 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Linux Administrator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 326 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Linux Administrator employees.

The highest salary for a Linux Administrator in United States is $148,685 per year.

The lowest salary for a Linux Administrator in United States is $63,502 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Linux Administrator or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Linux Administrator.