Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an UNIX Administrator make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$134,760 / yrTotal Pay
$108,263 / yrBase Pay
$26,497 / yrAdditional Pay

$134,760

 / yr
$84K$220K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a UNIX Administrator is $134,760 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $108,263 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 $26,497 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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Total Pay Trajectory

For Systems Administrator

$79,614 /yr
Systems Administrator
$129,314 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Unix Administrator

Some related job titles are Unix/Linux Systems Administrator Salaries with median pay of $113,997, Senior UNIX Administrator Salaries with median pay of $168,681, Unix/Linux Administrator Salaries with median pay of $126,310, Unix-solaris Administrator Salaries with median pay of $153,188.

Top Paying Companies

For an Unix Administrator in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Unix Administrator in United States. Employers include Ciena, Verizon and Trinity Consulting.

1
Ciena
$161,514/yr
3
Trinity Consulting
$158,538/yr
5
Covant Solutions
$155,226/yr
6
ADP
$146,446/yr
7
IBM
$145,718/yr

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UNIX AdministratorSee 37 salaries from all locations

$145,718

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$122,077

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$67

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$146,446

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$136,745

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$123,600

 / yr

$140,459

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$138,572

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$158,538

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Top Paying Industries

For an Unix Administrator in United States

The top 5 paying industries for an Unix Administrator in United States are Telecommunications with a median total pay of $160,318, Financial Services with a median total pay of $156,655, Healthcare with a median total pay of $140,551, Information Technology with a median total pay of $140,459, and Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $139,414.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$160,318

    12% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$156,655

    10% Higher than other industries

  • HealthcareHealthcare$140,551

    0% Lower than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$140,459

    1% Lower than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$139,414

    1% Lower than other industries

Telecommunications

Top paying companies in Telecommunications for Unix Administrator are Ciena and Verizon.

CienaCiena$161,514/yr
VerizonVerizon$159,123/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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Date or Time

Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$55,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Client Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$75,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
System Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$65,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
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Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$115,000

/yr

$110K | $5K

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Network and Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$40

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$175,000

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UNIX Administrator pay FAQ

The national average salary for an UNIX Administrator is $108,263 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an UNIX Administrator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 326 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an UNIX Administrator employees.

The highest salary for an UNIX Administrator in United States is $171,585 per year.

The lowest salary for an UNIX Administrator in United States is $68,310 per year.

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