How much does a System Administrator make?

Updated Jun 12, 2021

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$76,829 /yr
Average Base Pay

432 salaries

$60K

Low

$77K

Average

$99K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a System Administrator is $76,829 in United States. Filter by location to see System Administrator salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 432 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by System Administrator employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Systems Administrator$75,143 /yr
L3
Senior Systems Administrator$101,647 /yr
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Wipro
3.4

Wipro

Systems Administrator

$80,776

 /yr
Range: $73K - $101K
2,588 salaries
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$73K

$101K

$73,110 - $100,528 Range

Tata Consultancy Services
3.9

Tata Consultancy Services

Systems Administrator

$89,632

 /yr
Range: $60K - $136K

$60K

$136K

$59,699 - $136,450 Range

General Dynamics Information Technology
3.8

General Dynamics Information Technology

Systems Administrator

$82,799

 /yr
Range: $46K - $143K

$46K

$143K

$45,598 - $143,086 Range

Tech Mahindra
3.6

Tech Mahindra

Systems Administrator

$79,310

 /yr
Range: $69K - $116K

$69K

$116K

$68,994 - $115,517 Range

cyberThink
3.5

cyberThink

Systems Administrator

$75,856

 /yr
Range: $61K - $96K

$61K

$96K

$61,499 - $95,835 Range

Premier IT Solutions
3.9

Premier IT Solutions

Systems Administrator

$70,360

 /yr
Range: $62K - $95K

$62K

$95K

$61,667 - $94,825 Range

Leidos
3.9

Leidos

Systems Administrator

$97,131

 /yr
Range: $42K - $202K

$42K

$202K

$42,121 - $201,825 Range

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IBM
3.9

IBM

Systems Administrator

$74,839

 /yr
Range: $35K - $148K

$35K

$148K

$35,033 - $148,003 Range

SAIC
4

SAIC

Systems Administrator

$90,656

 /yr
Range: $50K - $191K

$50K

$191K

$50,411 - $191,232 Range

Lockheed Martin
4.1

Lockheed Martin

Systems Administrator

$81,812

 /yr
Range: $45K - $151K

$45K

$151K

$45,000 - $151,441 Range

Northrop Grumman
4

Northrop Grumman

Systems Administrator

$93,738

 /yr
Range: $53K - $187K

$53K

$187K

$52,759 - $186,861 Range

Indu
2.7

Indu

Systems Administrator

$81,856

 /yr
Range: $70K - $129K

$70K

$129K

$69,839 - $129,064 Range

Mahindra Satyam
3.7

Mahindra Satyam

Systems Administrator

$71,359

 /yr
Range: $70K - $83K

$70K

$83K

$69,812 - $82,576 Range

US Air Force
4.2

US Air Force

Systems Administrator

$54,295

 /yr
Range: $26K - $100K

$26K

$100K

$25,616 - $99,528 Range

Bowman Williams
5

Bowman Williams

Systems Administrator

$67,887

 /yr
Range: $49K - $117K

$49K

$117K

$48,957 - $117,497 Range

Global Bridge InfoTech
4.3

Global Bridge InfoTech

Systems Administrator

$69,711

 /yr
Range: $53K - $83K

$53K

$83K

$52,819 - $83,022 Range

Oracle
3.7

Oracle

Systems Administrator

$95,042

 /yr
Range: $52K - $170K

$52K

$170K

$52,075 - $169,804 Range

iTech US
3.9

iTech US

Systems Administrator

$77,509

 /yr
Range: $70K - $131K

$70K

$131K

$70,123 - $131,270 Range

Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Systems Administrator

$109,623

 /yr
Range: $76K - $160K

$76K

$160K

$76,070 - $160,493 Range

Yash Solutions
3.7

Yash Solutions

Systems Administrator

$68,798

 /yr
Range: $57K - $111K

$57K

$111K

$57,018 - $111,307 Range

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Frequently asked questions about System Administrator salaries

The average salary for a System Administrator is $76,829 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 432 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by System Administrator employees in United States.

The highest salary for a System Administrator in United States is $98,696 per year.

The lowest salary for a System Administrator in United States is $59,806 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$63,070
per year
A Systems Administrator in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $63,070 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$30
hourly
A Systems Administrator in the Sacramento, CA Area area reported making $30 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Sacramento, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$82,000
per year
A Systems Administrator in the Des Moines, IA Area area reported making $82,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Des Moines, IA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$80,000
per year
An IT Systems Administrator in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$75,000
per year
A Systems Administrator in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$95,000
per year
A Systems Administrator in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $95,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$84,598
per year
A Systems Administrator in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $84,598 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$60,000
per year
A Systems Administrator in the Hawaiian Islands Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Hawaiian Islands Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government