How much does a Senior System Administrator make?

Updated Sep 21, 2021

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$106,728 /yr
Average Base Pay

70 salaries

$75K

Low

$107K

Average

$152K

High

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The national average salary for Senior System Administrator is $106,728 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Senior System Administrator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 70 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Senior System Administrator employees.

Seniority Levels

L3
Senior Systems Administrator$103,244 /yr
L4
Systems Administrator Iv$110,049 /yr
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Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Senior System Administrator

$163,514

 /yr
Range: $164K - $164K
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$164K

$164K

$163,514 - $163,514 Range

4M Consulting Solutions

4M Consulting Solutions

Senior System Administrator

$67,711

 /yr
Range: $68K - $68K

$68K

$68K

$67,711 - $67,711 Range

New York Power Authority
4.2

New York Power Authority

Senior System Administrator

$122,492

 /yr
Range: $119K - $125K

$119K

$125K

$118,868 - $125,175 Range

Charter Communications

Senior System Administrator

$114,975

 /yr
Range: $105K - $126K

$105K

$126K

$104,946 - $126,237 Range

Spectrum
3.2

Spectrum

Senior System Administrator

$110,117

 /yr
Range: $110K - $114K

$110K

$114K

$110,117 - $114,296 Range

Xoriant
4

Xoriant

Senior System Administrator
About 

$88K -$96K

$88K

$96K

$87,888 - $95,689 Range

Infor
3.9

Infor

Senior System Administrator
About 

$93K -$102K

$93K

$102K

$93,287 - $102,285 Range

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Arcean

Arcean

Senior System Administrator
About 

$104K -$112K

$104K

$112K

$103,723 - $112,221 Range

Vastika
4.1

Vastika

Senior System Administrator - Hourly
About 

$48 -$52

 hourly

$48

$52

$48 - $52 Range

NICE CXone
3.8

NICE CXone

Senior System Administrator
About 

$117K -$126K

$117K

$126K

$117,107 - $125,978 Range

Verizon Media
3.9

Verizon Media

Senior System Administrator
About 

$152K -$163K

$152K

$163K

$151,857 - $162,981 Range

Introlligent
3.8

Introlligent

Senior System Administrator
About 

$95K -$101K

$95K

$101K

$94,688 - $100,682 Range

Ample Global Solutions

Senior System Administrator
About 

$88K -$95K

$88K

$95K

$87,941 - $94,536 Range

MobiTV
2.5

MobiTV

Senior System Administrator
About 

$161K -$173K

$161K

$173K

$160,743 - $173,302 Range

Medical Science & Computing
4.3

Medical Science & Computing

Senior System Administrator
About 

$123K -$134K

$123K

$134K

$123,357 - $133,560 Range

American Tower
3.7

American Tower

Senior System Administrator
About 

$128K -$139K

$128K

$139K

$128,045 - $138,784 Range

Prolifics
3.3

Prolifics

Senior System Administrator
About 

$86K -$93K

$86K

$93K

$85,612 - $93,331 Range

Ariston Tek
4.1

Ariston Tek

Senior System Administrator
About 

$78K -$84K

$78K

$84K

$77,631 - $84,170 Range

3.7

City of Gainesville (Georgia)

Senior System Administrator
About 

$66K -$72K

$66K

$72K

$66,218 - $72,110 Range

Deutsche Börse Group
4.3

Deutsche Börse Group

Senior System Administrator
About 

$86K -$93K

$86K

$93K

$86,300 - $92,958 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Senior System Administrator salaries

The national average salary for a Senior System Administrator is $106,728 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Senior System Administrator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 70 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Senior System Administrator employees.

The highest salary for a Senior System Administrator in United States is $152,211 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior System Administrator in United States is $74,836 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent senior system administrator salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$100,000
per year
A Senior Systems Administrator in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$93,000
per year
A Sr Systems Administrator in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $93,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$97,160
per year
A Senior UNIX Systems Administrator in the Buffalo, NY Area area reported making $97,160 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Buffalo, NY Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$87,000
per year
A Senior Systems Administrator in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $87,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$95,189
per year
A Sr. Systems Administrator in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $95,189 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$86,000
per year
A Sr. Systems Administrator in the Columbus, OH Area area reported making $86,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Columbus, OH Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Government
$140,000
per year
A Senior Linux Systems Administrator/DevOps in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $140,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Government
$95,000
per year
A Senior Systems Administrator in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $95,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$76,000
per year
A Senior Systems Administrator in the Tucson, AZ Area area reported making $76,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Tucson, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
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