Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Senior UNIX Systems Administrator make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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Industry

$149,941 / yrTotal Pay
$125,449 / yrBase Pay
$24,492 / yrAdditional Pay

$149,941

 / yr
$98K$232K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Senior UNIX Systems Administrator is $149,941 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $125,449 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 $24,492 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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Top Paying Companies

For a Senior Unix Systems Administrator in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Senior Unix Systems Administrator in United States. Employers include Informatica, Synopsys and Sagarsoft.

1
Informatica
$233,830/yr
6
IBM
$178,017/yr
7
AARP
$152,396/yr

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Informatica
4.2
Senior UNIX Systems AdministratorSee 44 salaries from all locations

$233,830

 / yr
IBM
4.1
Senior UNIX Systems AdministratorSee 16 salaries from all locations

$178,017

 / yr
AARP
3.8
Senior UNIX Systems AdministratorSee 14 salaries from all locations

$152,396

 / yr

$179,864

 / yr
Verizon
3.8
Senior UNIX Systems AdministratorSee 8 salaries from all locations

$178,118

 / yr
Sagarsoft
4.3
Senior UNIX Systems AdministratorSee 7 salaries from all locations

$91

 / hr
Synopsys
4.1
Senior UNIX Systems AdministratorSee 5 salaries from all locations

$233,823

 / yr

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Logitech
4.1
Senior UNIX Systems AdministratorSee 4 salaries from all locations

$244,299

 / yr
Apple
4.2
Senior UNIX Systems AdministratorSee 4 salaries from all locations

$227,689

 / yr
PayPal
4.0
Senior UNIX Systems AdministratorSee 4 salaries from all locations

$240,018

 / yr
Citi
3.9
Senior UNIX Systems AdministratorSee 4 salaries from all locations

$163,583

 / yr
TEKsystems
4.1
Senior UNIX Systems AdministratorSee 4 salaries from all locations

$172,586

 / yr

$155,079

 / yr
Salesforce
4.3
Senior UNIX Systems AdministratorSee 4 salaries from all locations

$242,668

 / yr
NetSuite
3.9
Senior UNIX Systems AdministratorSee 3 salaries from all locations

$188,925

 / yr

$158,909

 / yr
Copart
4.0
Senior UNIX Systems AdministratorSee 3 salaries from all locations

$187,207

 / yr
Wiley
3.9
Senior UNIX Systems AdministratorSee 3 salaries from all locations

$178,956

 / yr

$183,083

 / yr

$218,558

 / yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Senior Unix Systems Administrator in United States

The top 4 paying industries for a Senior Unix Systems Administrator in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $212,865, Healthcare with a median total pay of $179,864, Telecommunications with a median total pay of $178,118 and Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $152,396.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$212,865

    15% Higher than other industries

  • HealthcareHealthcare$179,864

    0% Lower than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$178,118

    1% Lower than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$152,396

    19% Lower than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Senior Unix Systems Administrator are Informatica, Synopsys, and Sagarsoft.

InformaticaInformatica$233,830/yr
SynopsysSynopsys$233,823/yr
SagarsoftSagarsoft$191,908/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

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Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Senior Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$87,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Senior System Administrator

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$79,525

/yr

$75K | $5K

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Senior Analyst Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$112,000

/yr

$103K | $9K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Senior Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$112,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Senior Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$95,200

/yr

$87K | $9K

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Senior System Administrator

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$100,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Senior UNIX Administrator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$135,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Senior Network and Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$107,000

/yr

$101K | $6K

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Senior Systems Administrator Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$190,300

/yr

$173K | $17K

Submitted 2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago

Senior UNIX Systems Administrator pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Senior UNIX Systems Administrator is $125,449 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Senior UNIX Systems Administrator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 214 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Senior UNIX Systems Administrator employees.

The highest salary for a Senior UNIX Systems Administrator in United States is $186,781 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior UNIX Systems Administrator in United States is $84,256 per year.

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