Linux Systems Administrator

Linux Systems Administrator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$78,000
$60,000
Min 10%
$78,000
Median 50%
$103,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Zillow Group
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Montana
Average Experience Level
2.3 years
How much does a linux systems administrator make?
Linux Systems Administrators in the US make on average $78,830 annually or $37.9 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $103,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $60,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Linux Systems Administrators are Technology companies and Professional companies. The best states for high paying Linux Systems Administrator jobs are Montana, California, Maryland, South Dakota, and Virginia. The typical tenure for a Linux Systems Administrator is 2.3 years.

Average Linux Systems Administrator Salary By Location

Linux Systems Administrators in the US makes an average salary of $78,830 per year or $37.9 per hour. Linux Systems Administrators make the most in San Francisco, CA at about $106,532 per year. Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $73,000. Montana, California, Maryland, South Dakota, and Virginia are the top 5 highest earning states for Linux Systems Administrators. Idaho, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Kentucky are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
1
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$106,532
$106,532
2
2
Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, MD
$95,804
$95,804
3
3
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$91,646
$91,646
4
4
Springfield, VA
Springfield, VA
$89,174
$89,174
5
5
Bellevue, WA
Bellevue, WA
$87,957
$87,957

Map of Linux Systems Administrator Salaries

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

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Average Linux Systems Administrator Salary By Company

Linux Systems Administrators can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Most Linux Systems Administrator jobs are in Technology companies and Technology companies. Linux Systems Administrators at Zillow Group and Google report the highest salaries. Companies like Space Exploration Technologies and Adobe also report very competitive wages for Linux Systems Administrators.

Average Linux Systems Administrator Pay By Industry

Wages for Linux Systems Administrators can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Media companies, Telecommunication companies, and Finance companies pay their Linux Systems Administrators well. Media companies pay their Linux Systems Administrators the highest wages, averaging $83,832 per year. Telecommunication companies and Finance companies pay well too, at $83,625 and $80,326, respectively. The types of companies that pay Linux Systems Administrators the least are in the Manufacturing industry, where the average annual salary is $73,375.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
1
Media
Media
$83,832
$83,832
2
2
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$83,625
$83,625
3
3
Finance
Finance
$80,326
$80,326
4
4
Health Care
Health Care
$80,130
$80,130
5
5
Technology
Technology
$78,805
$78,805

Linux Systems Administrator Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Linux Systems Administrator Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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$95,900
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$102,500
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$62,610
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$75,000
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$64,646
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$120,000
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$139,829
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$114,785
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