Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Senior Systems Administrator make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$122,244 / yrTotal Pay
$106,746 / yrBase Pay
$15,497 / yrAdditional Pay

$122,244

 / yr
$75K$249K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Senior Systems Administrator is $122,244 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $106,746 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 $15,497 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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What are some related job titles for Senior Systems Administrator?

Some related job titles are Network Administrator Salaries with median pay of $84,896, Senior Systems Engineer Salaries with median pay of $124,394, Senior Linux Systems Administrator Salaries with median pay of $119,267, Senior UNIX Systems Administrator Salaries with median pay of $124,192.

What are total pay estimates for a Senior Systems Administrator at different companies?

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Kforce
4.1
Senior Systems Administrator

120 salaries

952 open jobs

$10,570

 / mo
General Dynamics Information Technology
3.9
Senior Systems Administrator

112 salaries

2,528 open jobs

$113,930

 / yr
SAIC
4.1
Senior Systems Administrator

63 salaries

1,623 open jobs

$114,368

 / yr
Lockheed Martin
4.1
Senior Systems Administrator

58 salaries

5,857 open jobs

$115,295

 / yr
IBM
4.1
Senior Systems Administrator

45 salaries

17,357 open jobs

$128,486

 / yr
AT&T
3.7
Senior Systems Administrator

42 salaries

7,571 open jobs

$122,136

 / yr
Leidos
3.9
Senior Systems Administrator

39 salaries

6,686 open jobs

$111,078

 / yr

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BAE Systems USA
3.7
Senior Systems Administrator

32 salaries

2,367 open jobs

$118,160

 / yr
Northrop Grumman
4.0
Senior Systems Administrator

31 salaries

6,286 open jobs

$116,118

 / yr
Oracle
3.9
Senior Systems Administrator

29 salaries

15,016 open jobs

$144,819

 / yr
CSC
3.8
Senior Systems Administrator

28 salaries

116 open jobs

$115,072

 / yr
FIS
3.8
Senior Systems Administrator

27 salaries

2,043 open jobs

$111,032

 / yr
Bowman Williams
4.0
Senior Systems Administrator

27 salaries

527 open jobs

$111,810

 / yr
Visa Inc.
4.0
Senior Systems Administrator

25 salaries

2,716 open jobs

$146,310

 / yr
Raytheon Technologies
3.8
Senior Systems Administrator

20 salaries

689 open jobs

$117,060

 / yr
AOL
3.6
Senior Systems Administrator

19 salaries

1 open jobs

$135,922

 / yr
Inovant
4.3
Senior Systems Administrator

19 salaries

$111,871

 / yr
Kaiser Permanente
3.9
Senior Systems Administrator

19 salaries

10,465 open jobs

$123,459

 / yr
ManTech
4.1
Senior Systems Administrator

18 salaries

1,469 open jobs

$114,301

 / yr
Booz Allen Hamilton
4.2
Senior Systems Administrator

17 salaries

3,063 open jobs

$115,955

 / yr
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Recent senior systems administrator Salaries

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Senior Linux Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$107,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Senior Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$60,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Senior Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$95,500

/yr

$90K | $6K

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Senior Linux Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$99,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Sr system admin

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$99,000

/yr

$96K | $3K

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Senior Software Implementation Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$94,000

/yr

$90K | $4K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Sr Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$85,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Senior Windows Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$65,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Senior Systems Administrator pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Senior Systems Administrator is $106,746 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Senior Systems Administrator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 4718 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Senior Systems Administrator employees.

The highest salary for a Senior Systems Administrator in United States is $157,979 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior Systems Administrator in United States is $72,128 per year.

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