Unix Administrator Statistics in the US

The average employee age for unix administrators is 42 years. The unix administrator workforce reached a whopping 10,745 in 2020!

Among unix administrators, we discovered that 12.5% of them are women, while 83.2% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among unix administrators is White, which makes up 63.0% of all unix administrators. Comparatively, there are 13.7% of the Asian ethnicity and 10.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. Unix administrators are also more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, unix administrators are more likely to find a job in the technology industry.

From where do we know all information about unix administrator demographics? We analyzed 2,258 unix administrators resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Unix Administrator Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as unix administrators. Keep reading to find out what the results for unix administrators were.

Unix Administrator Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among unix administrators is White, which makes up 63.0% of all unix administrators. Comparatively, there are 13.7% of the Asian ethnicity and 10.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 63.0%
  • Asian, 13.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 10.6%
  • Black or African American, 9.4%
  • Unknown, 2.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Unix Administrators

The chart below shows that 37.5% of unix administrators speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 18.8% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 6.3%.

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  • Spanish, 37.5%
  • French, 18.8%
  • Chinese, 6.3%
  • German, 6.3%
  • Japanese, 6.3%
  • Other, 24.8%

Most Common Degree for Unix Administrator

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for unix administrators. The most common degree for unix administrators is bachelor's degree. In fact, 66% of unix administrators earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 13% and rounding it off is master's degree with 10%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 66%
  • Associate degree, 13%
  • Masters degree, 10%
  • Diploma degree, 2%
  • Other Degrees, 9%

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Unix Administrator Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among unix administrators.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Unix Administrator Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the unix administrator position over time.


Unix Administrator Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of unix administrators changed.

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Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of unix administrators based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Unix Administrator

By looking over 2,258 unix administrators resumes, we figured out that the average unix administrator enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 47%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Unix Administrator Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of unix administrator employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of unix administrators is 40+ years old, which represents 59% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Unix Administrators with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, senior data center engineer and senior windows engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Informatics Nurse Specialist14%82%
Clinical Support Specialist21%73%
Clinic Administrator23%72%
Unix Administrator83%13%
Computer Mechanic93%2%
Senior Windows Engineer93%4%
Senior Data Center Engineer96%2%
Senior Data Center Engineer
Senior Windows Engineer
Computer Mechanic
Unix Administrator
Clinic Administrator
Clinical Support Specialist
Informatics Nurse Specialist

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Unix Administrator?

Male Income
Female Income

Unix Administrator Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Asian women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Unix Administrator Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
High School Diploma or Less$74,870
Some College/ Associate Degree$75,659
Bachelor's Degree$79,064
Master's Degree$85,561

Unix Administrator Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Unix Administrator Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a unix administrator can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of unix administrators is $116,133. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Unix Administrators Earn The Most?

The map here shows where unix administrators earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Unix Administrators Located?

By looking through more than 2,258 resumes, we found that the most popular places for unix administrators are NY, New York and TX, Dallas.

Number of Unix Administrators

Where Are Unix Administrators In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country unix administrators are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Unix Administrator Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ unix administrators. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most unix administrators is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire unix administrators.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Unix Administrator Work In

Employees with the unix administrator job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most unix administrators prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ unix administrators. Those industries include technology, finance and telecommunication.

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