System Administrator Salary in the US

$63,200
per year
per hour
$23.70
per hour
per year
Bonus
$2,580/year
Commission
$2,700/year
Profit Sharing
$2,110/year

System Administrator - Average Salary

The average salary for a System Administrator is $63,200 per year ($23.70 per hour), which is $9,710 (+18%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A System Administrator can expect an average starting salary of $43,400. The highest salaries can exceed $120,000.
$43,400
Low
$63,200
Average salary
$120,000
High
$16.25
Low
$23.70
Average salary
$45
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus, commission and profit sharing.
$0
$76,100
$152,190
Salary$43,400 - 120,000
Bonus$530 - 8,750
Commission$0 - 16,200
Profit Sharing$410 - 7,240
Total Pay$44,340 - 152,190
$16.25
$14.40
$45
Salary$16.25 - 45.00
Total Pay$16.25 - 45.00

System Administrator Salary Range

Low
$43,400
Average salary
$63,200
Senior
$84,700
High
$120,000
Low
$16.25
Average salary
$23.70
Senior
$31.70
High
$45
Among System Administrators in the U.S., Junior System Administrators tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior System Administrators enjoy the highest salaries.

System Administrator - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior System Administrator$85K/year
+34% 
System Administrator Level 2$68K/year
+7% 
System Administrator Level 1$63K/year
 -1%
Associate Systems Administrator$56K/year
 -12%
Junior System Administrator$52K/year
 -18%

System Administrator - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level System Administrator with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $43,400 per year. A mid career System Administrator with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $58,600, while a Senior System Administrator with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $84,700. System Administrators with more than 20 years of experience earn $97,600 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a System Administrator

Late Career▲ +54%
Senior▲ +34%
Average Salary$63,200/year
Mid Career▼ -7%
Entry Level▼ -31%

Gender Breakdown

Female
12%
Male
88%

System Administrator - Jobs by Location

System Administrator - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all System 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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