How much does a Principal Systems Administrator make?

Updated Sep 19, 2021

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$122,298 /yr
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92 salaries

$93K

Low

$122K

Average

$161K

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The national average salary for Principal Systems Administrator is $122,298 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Systems Administrator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 92 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Systems Administrator employees.

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Principal Systems Administrator$122,298 /yr
L6
Senior Principal Systems Administrator$139,011 /yr
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Oracle
3.7

Oracle

Principal Systems Administrator

$112,526

 /yr
Range: $85K - $191K
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$85K

$191K

$84,804 - $191,048 Range

EMC
3.8

EMC

Principal Systems Administrator

$124,126

 /yr
Range: $105K - $141K

$105K

$141K

$104,783 - $141,312 Range

Liberty Mutual Insurance
3.8

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Principal Systems Administrator

$131,254

 /yr
Range: $118K - $152K

$118K

$152K

$117,614 - $151,949 Range

AOL
4

AOL

Principal Systems Administrator

$149,039

 /yr
Range: $137K - $169K

$137K

$169K

$136,599 - $169,401 Range

General Dynamics Information Technology
3.8

General Dynamics Information Technology

Principal Systems Administrator

$100,005

 /yr
Range: $68K - $143K

$68K

$143K

$67,565 - $143,408 Range

AT&T
3.7

AT&T

Principal Systems Administrator

$127,407

 /yr
Range: $105K - $161K

$105K

$161K

$104,621 - $161,449 Range

Northrop Grumman
4

Northrop Grumman

Principal Systems Administrator

$100,772

 /yr
Range: $96K - $114K

$96K

$114K

$96,293 - $113,785 Range

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BAE Systems USA
3.8

BAE Systems USA

Principal Systems Administrator

$124,102

 /yr
Range: $111K - $141K

$111K

$141K

$111,061 - $140,974 Range

SAIC
4

SAIC

Principal Systems Administrator

$111,386

 /yr
Range: $102K - $139K

$102K

$139K

$102,000 - $138,728 Range

Raytheon Technologies
3.9

Raytheon Technologies

Principal Systems Administrator

$123,740

 /yr
Range: $110K - $124K

$110K

$124K

$109,857 - $124,410 Range

Fidelity Investments
4.2

Fidelity Investments

Principal Systems Administrator

$114,611

 /yr
Range: $98K - $116K

$98K

$116K

$97,902 - $115,660 Range

Medtronic
4.1

Medtronic

Principal Systems Administrator

$106,869

 /yr
Range: $104K - $124K

$104K

$124K

$103,564 - $124,291 Range

Red Hat
4.4

Red Hat

Principal Systems Administrator

$126,988

 /yr
Range: $124K - $167K

$124K

$167K

$123,983 - $166,565 Range

MICROS Systems
2.6

MICROS Systems

Principal Systems Administrator

$104,463

 /yr
Range: $91K - $120K

$91K

$120K

$90,677 - $119,527 Range

Progress
4.1

Progress

Principal Systems Administrator

$124,592

 /yr
Range: $117K - $132K

$117K

$132K

$116,879 - $131,644 Range

US Air Force
4.2

US Air Force

Principal Systems Administrator
About 

$79K -$85K

$79K

$85K

$78,551 - $85,191 Range

US Postal Service
3

US Postal Service

Principal Systems Administrator
About 

$84K -$95K

$84K

$95K

$83,718 - $95,210 Range

University of Arizona
4.3

University of Arizona

Principal Systems Administrator
About 

$71K -$83K

$71K

$83K

$71,428 - $82,820 Range

CA Technologies
4.1

CA Technologies

Principal Systems Administrator
About 

$150K -$180K

$150K

$180K

$149,742 - $180,055 Range

Ball Aerospace
3.9

Ball Aerospace

Principal Systems Administrator
About 

$144K -$160K

$144K

$160K

$143,611 - $160,118 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Principal Systems Administrator salaries

The national average salary for a Principal Systems Administrator is $122,298 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Principal Systems Administrator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 92 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Principal Systems Administrator employees.

The highest salary for a Principal Systems Administrator in United States is $160,998 per year.

The lowest salary for a Principal Systems Administrator in United States is $92,902 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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$102,000
per year
A Principal Systems Administrator in the Augusta, GA Area area reported making $102,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Augusta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$140,000
per year
A Principal Systems Administrator in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $140,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$92,443
per year
A Principal Implementation Engineer in the Lafayette, LA Area area reported making $92,443 per year
Additional Pay
$9k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Lafayette, LA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$131,254
per year
A Principal Systems Administrator in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $131,254 per year
Additional Pay
$18k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$86,829
per year
A Principal Systems Administrator in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $86,829 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$100,965
per year
A Principal Systems Administrator in the Colorado Springs, CO Area area reported making $100,965 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Colorado Springs, CO Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$111,061
per year
A Principal Systems Administrator in the Ogden, UT Area area reported making $111,061 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Ogden, UT Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$134,074
per year
A Principal Systems Administrator in the Huntsville, AL Area area reported making $134,074 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Huntsville, AL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$81,522
per year
A Principal Systems Administrator in the Panama City, FL Area area reported making $81,522 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Panama City, FL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$81,522
per year
A Principal Systems Administrator in the Panama City, FL Area area reported making $81,522 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Panama City, FL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
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