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Systems Administrator

A systems administrator operates and maintains complex network systems for an organization.

A typical day in the life of a systems administrator might include:

  • Installing, repairing, and upgrading network software and hardware
  • Maintaining network and system security
  • Optimizing networks and systems for maximum efficacy.

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Systems Administrator
Washington, DC
$75,000
Los Angeles, CA
$75,000
Charlotte, NC
$72,000
Dallas, TX
$70,000
New York, NY
$70,000
Atlanta, GA
$68,000
Chicago, IL
$67,000
Houston, TX
$65,000
Salary information is calculated from job seeker profiles and job postings. Both hourly and yearly wages could be reported.

A typical day in the life of a systems administrator might include:

  • Installing, repairing, and upgrading network software and hardware
  • Maintaining network and system security
  • Optimizing networks and systems for maximum efficacy.

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The typical average pay for systems administrators is $63,000 per year. Industry, education, and experience all have a substantial impact on earning potential in this field. Systems administrators who work in information technology (IT), computer systems design, or finance and insurance earn the most, while those who work for educational services tend to earn the least. Systems administrators who hold an associate's degree may not be eligible for higher paying jobs. Instead, professionals with a bachelor's or master's degree in computer or information science will generally earn the most in this field.