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Systems administrator salary in United States

How much does a Systems Administrator make in the United States?

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The average salary for a systems administrator is $75,781 per year in the United States. 8.4k salaries reported, updated at November 23, 2022

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Top companies for Systems Administrators in United States

  1. Liberty Mutual Insurance
    4,963 reviews5 salaries reported
    $156,598per year
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Highest paying cities for Systems Administrators near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $88,247 per year
    117 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $87,015 per year
    166 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $81,637 per year
    107 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $79,930 per year
    121 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $79,280 per year
    51 salaries reported
  3. Charlotte, NC
    $77,750 per year
    29 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $77,732 per year
    82 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $77,507 per year
    75 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $74,026 per year
    56 salaries reported
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Where can a Systems Administrator earn more?

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Most common benefits for Systems Administrators

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,248 ratings

57% of Systems Administrators in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

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Common questions about salaries for a Systems Administrator

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