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Systems administrator salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $82,740
Low $53,414
High $128,167
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a systems administrator is $82,740 per year in the United States. 10.7k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2023

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Top companies for Systems Administrators in United States

  1. Boeing
    9,476 reviews11 salaries reported
    $129,413per year
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Highest paying cities for Systems Administrators near United States

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $118,171 per year
    60 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $94,939 per year
    214 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $92,699 per year
    259 salaries reported
  1. Denver, CO
    $89,924 per year
    88 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $87,406 per year
    161 salaries reported
  3. Seattle, WA
    $84,564 per year
    54 salaries reported
  1. Philadelphia, PA
    $83,151 per year
    44 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $81,968 per year
    109 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $79,721 per year
    74 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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Common questions about salaries for a Systems Administrator

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