Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a System Admin make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$93,136 / yrTotal Pay
$79,130 / yrBase Pay
$14,006 / yrAdditional Pay

$93,136

 / yr
$54K$167K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a System Admin is $93,136 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $79,130 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 $14,006 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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Total Pay Trajectory

For Systems Administrator

$82,151 /yr
Systems Administrator
$128,464 /yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a System Admin in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a System Admin in United States are Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $102,770, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $102,657, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $97,045, Information Technology with a median total pay of $95,148, and Financial Services with a median total pay of $94,362.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$102,770

    5% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$102,657

    4% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$97,045

    1% Lower than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$95,148

    3% Lower than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$94,362

    4% Lower than other industries

Government & Public Administration

The top paying company in Government & Public Administration for System Admin is US Air Force.

US Air ForceUS Air Force$102,770/yr
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System AdminSee 1 salary from this location

$120,262

 / yr

$106,210

 / yr

$102,770

 / yr

$107,593

 / yr

$95,205

 / yr

$70,323

 / yr

$88,348

 / yr

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$98,070

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$111,070

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$112,513

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$95,091

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$94,490

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$88,911

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$90,771

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$94,362

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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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Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

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Submitted

Date of Time

Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$60,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$25

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
System Administrator

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$73,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$30,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
System Administrator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$30,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
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System Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$80,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Jr. Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$61,000

/yr

$60K | $1K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

System Admin pay FAQ

The national average salary for a System Admin is $79,130 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a System Admin salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 28 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a System Admin employees.

The highest salary for a System Admin in United States is $141,604 per year.

The lowest salary for a System Admin in United States is $45,895 per year.

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