Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Linux Systems Administrator make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$102,803 / yrTotal Pay
$95,257 / yrBase Pay
$7,546 / yrAdditional Pay

$102,803

 / yr
$67K$160K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Linux Systems Administrator is $102,803 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $95,257 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 $7,546 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 Systems Administrator

$81,306 /yr
Systems Administrator
$128,914 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Linux Systems Administrator

Some related job titles are Junior Linux Systems Administrator Salaries with median pay of $91,686, Linux Database Administrator Salaries with median pay of $147,610, Linux Administrator Salaries with median pay of $116,678, Linux Systems Engineer Salaries with median pay of $130,650.

Top Paying Companies

For a Linux Systems Administrator in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Linux Systems Administrator in United States. Employers include DigitalOcean, WiredTree and Orbitz Worldwide.

1
DigitalOcean
$162,276/yr
2
WiredTree
$162,056/yr
6
HostGator.com
$144,380/yr
9
IBM
$136,717/yr

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HostGator.com
4.1
Linux Systems Administrator ISee 49 salaries from all locations

$62

 / hr

$156,429

 / yr

$142,035

 / yr
HostGator.com
4.1
Linux Systems AdministratorSee 37 salaries from all locations

$69

 / hr

$55

 / hr

$136,717

 / yr
WiredTree
3.0
Linux Systems AdministratorSee 11 salaries from all locations

$162,056

 / yr

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$110,436

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Top Paying Industries

For a Linux Systems Administrator in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Linux Systems Administrator in United States are Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $142,244, Financial Services with a median total pay of $138,526, Information Technology with a median total pay of $135,271, Telecommunications with a median total pay of $130,699, and Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $124,517.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$142,244

    8% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$138,526

    6% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$135,271

    4% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$130,699

    0% Lower than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$124,517

    5% Lower than other industries

Human Resources & Staffing

The top paying company in Human Resources & Staffing for Linux Systems Administrator is TEKsystems.

TEKsystemsTEKsystems$142,244/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.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Total Years of Experience

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Submitted

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Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$77,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
System Administrator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$22,222

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Desktop System Administrator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$42,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
System Administrator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$90,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$65,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$45,108

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$40,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$73,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday

Linux Systems Administrator pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Linux Systems Administrator is $95,257 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Linux Systems Administrator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1113 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Linux Systems Administrator employees.

The highest salary for a Linux Systems Administrator in United States is $145,955 per year.

The lowest salary for a Linux Systems Administrator in United States is $62,169 per year.

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