Computer Systems Administrator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$72,000
$57,000
Min 10%
$72,000
Median 50%
$91,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Apple
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
4.6 years
How much does a computer systems administrator make?
Computer Systems Administrators in the US make on average $72,565 annually or $34.89 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $92,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $57,000 per year. Technology companies and Education companies have the most job opportunities for Computer Systems Administrators. States with the highest Computer Systems Administrator salaries include Hawaii, Maryland, California, South Dakota, and New Jersey. The typical tenure for a Computer Systems Administrator is 4.6 years.

Average Computer Systems Administrator Salary By Location

As a Computer Systems Administrator in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $72,565 per year or $34.89 per hour. The city with the highest Computer Systems Administrator salary is San Francisco, CA at $92,984 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $63,000. Hawaii, Maryland, California, South Dakota, and New Jersey are the top 5 highest earning states for Computer Systems Administrators. The lowest earning states are Mississippi, Oklahoma, Idaho, Louisiana, and Kentucky.

Map of Computer Systems Administrator Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Computer Systems Administrators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Computer Systems Administrator Salary By Company

Computer Systems Administrators report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Most Computer Systems Administrator jobs are in Technology companies and Technology companies. Computer Systems Administrators at Apple and Crowell & Moring report the highest salaries. If you can find a job at a company like Twitter or Juniper Networks, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Computer Systems Administrators.

Average Computer Systems Administrator Pay By Industry

Computer Systems Administrator salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Finance companies, Telecommunication companies, and Technology companies tend to have the highest salaries for Computer Systems Administrators. Finance companies pay Computer Systems Administrators an average salary of $80,979, Telecommunication companies pay $74,805, and Technology companys come in at $73,719. The types of companies that pay Computer Systems Administrators the least are in the Professional industry, where the average annual salary is $63,525.
Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$80,979
$81k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$74,805
$75k
Technology
Technology
$73,719
$74k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$69,592
$70k
Health Care
Health Care
$69,295
$69k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$65,181
$65k
Professional
Professional
$63,525
$64k

Computer Systems Administrator Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Computer Systems Administrator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Computer Systems Administrator can range from $38,068 to $119,579 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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