Linux Administrator Salary in the US

$75,100
per year
per hour
$28.20
per hour
per year
Bonus
$4,260/year
Profit Sharing
$3,100/year

Linux Administrator - Average Salary

The average salary for a Linux Administrator is $75,100 per year ($28.20 per hour), which is $21,610 (+40%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Linux Administrator can expect an average starting salary of $51,200. The highest salaries can exceed $135,000.
$51,200
Low
$75,100
Average salary
$135,000
High
$19.20
Low
$28.20
Average salary
$50.60
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
$570
$77,200
$155,050
Salary$51,200 - 135,000
Bonus$570 - 11,300
Profit Sharing$930 - 8,750
Total Pay$52,700 - 155,050
$19.20
$15.70
$50.60
Salary$19.20 - 50.60
Total Pay$19.20 - 50.60

Linux Administrator Salary Range

Low
$51,200
Average salary
$75,100
Senior
$96,100
High
$135,000
Low
$19.20
Average salary
$28.20
Senior
$36
High
$50.60
Among Linux Administrators, Junior Linux Administrators tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Linux Administrators enjoy the highest salaries.

Linux Administrator - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Linux Administrator$96K/year
+28% 
Junior Linux Administrator$60K/year
 -20%

Linux Administrator - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Linux Administrator with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $51,200 per year. A mid career Linux Administrator with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $72,300, while a Senior Linux Administrator with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $96,400. Linux Administrators with more than 20 years of experience earn $109,700 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Linux Administrator

Late Career▲ +46%
Senior▲ +28%
Average Salary$75,100/year
Mid Career▼ -4%
Entry Level▼ -32%

Gender Breakdown

Female
8%
Male
92%

Linux Administrator - Jobs by Location

Linux Administrator - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Linux Administrator jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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