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

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8.7k salaries reported, updated at Sep 19, 2020
$84,761
per year

The average salary for a systems administrator is $84,761 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Referral program
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • 401(k) matching
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Most common benefits for Systems Administrators

  • Referral program
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health savings account
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
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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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