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How Much Does a Unix Administrator Earn In The United States?

Unix Administrator Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$72,000
$58,000
$72,000
$89,000
Did you know that the average unix administrator makes $72,183 per year? That's valued at $34.7 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $58,000 and $89,000, meaning unix administrators have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most unix administrators find a job with technology and finance companies, while others work for technology, finance, and hospitality companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Maryland, California and Washington are the top states in the U.S. to pay unix administrators the highest salaries.
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Where Unix Administrators Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Unix Administrators Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Maryland, California and Washington, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for unix administrators. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Montana.
Location
City
Average Salary

Washington, DC

Salary Range85k - 121k$102k$101,746

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range79k - 120k$98k$97,808

Bethesda, MD

Salary Range77k - 111k$93k$93,104

Reston, VA

Salary Range69k - 99k$83k$83,085

Stamford, CT

Salary Range70k - 97k$83k$82,768

New York, NY

Salary Range67k - 94k$80k$79,740

Edison, NJ

Salary Range66k - 93k$79k$79,001

Newark, DE

Salary Range64k - 92k$77k$77,410

Houston, TX

Salary Range66k - 87k$76k$76,173

Columbus, OH

Salary Range64k - 88k$75k$75,386
$58k
$121k

High Paying Unix Administrator Jobs

Which Companies Pay Unix Administrators The Most?

To earn a high income as a unix administrator, working for General Dynamics or Nvidia might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Genzyme and Populus Group report highly competitive salaries for unix administrators.
Company
Company
Average Salary
General Dynamics
Salary Range111k - 135k$123k$123,252
Nvidia
Salary Range109k - 134k$122k$121,608
Genzyme
Salary Range89k - 104k$97k$97,017
Populus Group
Salary Range87k - 106k$97k$96,560
Randstad USA
Salary Range83k - 110k$96k$95,834
Digicon
Salary Range85k - 102k$94k$93,625
Choice Hotels
Salary Range86k - 95k$91k$90,651
Sierra-Cedar
Salary Range83k - 96k$90k$89,645
MTG Jobs
Salary Range81k - 96k$89k$88,669
Ccc Information Services
Salary Range78k - 93k$86k$85,519
$67k
$135k

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    How Experience Affects Unix Administrator Salaries

    The salary for a unix administrator can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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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