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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 $78,593
Low $52,372
High $117,943
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a systems administrator is $78,593 per year in the United States. 8.6k salaries reported, updated at January 27, 2023

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Top companies for Systems Administrators in United States

  1. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
    21,746 reviews17 salaries reported
    $146,334per year
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Highest paying cities for Systems Administrators near United States

  1. Atlanta, GA
    $99,916 per year
    154 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $93,200 per year
    89 salaries reported
  3. Washington, DC
    $92,440 per year
    184 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $90,669 per year
    119 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $87,630 per year
    49 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $83,395 per year
    90 salaries reported
  1. Denver, CO
    $82,564 per year
    102 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $76,372 per year
    80 salaries reported
  3. Rochester, NY
    $75,563 per year
    18 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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Average $22.72 per hour

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Average $19.66 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Systems Administrator

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