Systems Administrator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$71,000
$56,000
Min 10%
$71,000
Median 50%
$90,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
eBay
Highest Paying City
Mountain View, CA
Highest Paying State
Montana
Average Experience Level
3.3 years
How much does a systems administrator make?
Systems Administrators in America make an average salary of $71,820 per year or $34.53 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $90,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $56,000 per year. Technology companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Systems Administrators. The best states for high paying Systems Administrator jobs are Montana, Washington, Maryland, California, and South Dakota. The typical employment in the position spans 3.3 years.

Average Systems Administrator Salary By Location

Systems Administrators in the US makes an average salary of $71,820 per year or $34.53 per hour. The city with the highest Systems Administrator salary is Mountain View, CA at $88,778 per year. Even an entry-level Systems Administrator makes $62,000 per year in Mountain View, CA. Some of the states with the best Systems Administrator salaries are Montana, Washington, Maryland, California, South Dakota, Hawaii, and Connecticut. On the other hand, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Kentucky report the lowest wages for Systems Administrators.

Map of Systems Administrator Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Systems Administrator Salary By Company

Systems Administrators report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Technology companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. eBay and Hortonworks are the best paying companies for Systems Administrators. In addition, companies like Twitter and PayPal report highly competitive salaries for Systems Administrators.
Company
Average Salary
$143,672
$144k
$140,257
$140k
$140,043
$140k
$139,452
$139k
$138,781
$139k
$137,317
$137k
$135,936
$136k

Average Systems Administrator Pay By Industry

Wages for Systems Administrators can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Technology companies, Finance companies, and Health Care companies pay higher-than-average wages for Systems Administrators. Salaries for Systems Administrators in Technology companies average $73,749 annually, while Finance companies and Health Care companies pay $73,578 and $71,070, respectively. The average salary for Systems Administrators in the Manufacturing industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $69,027.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$73,749
$74k
Finance
Finance
$73,578
$74k
Health Care
Health Care
$71,070
$71k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$70,632
$71k
Retail
Retail
$69,839
$70k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$69,027
$69k

Systems Administrator Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Systems Administrator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Systems Administrator can range from $37,677 to $118,351 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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