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Systems Administrator Salary

How much does a Systems Administrator make in District of Columbia, United States?
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Salary Data for Systems Administrator

$104,929 (USD)/yr

$50 (USD)/hr

$4,187 (USD)/yr

$103,560 (USD)/yr

$50 (USD)/hr

$4,187 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Administers, develops, runs tests on, implements, and maintains operating system and related software. Establishes and implements standards for computer operations for compatibility between hardware and software, according to specifications and parameters. Troubleshoots and resolves software, operating system, and networking problems. Schedules, performs, and monitors system backups and, when necessary, performs data recoveries. Responsibilities differ from those of an Operating Systems Programmer in that the Systems Administrator is not responsible for altering operating system's software codes.
The average systems administrator salary in District of Columbia, United States is $104,929 or an equivalent hourly rate of $50. This is 14% higher (+$12,881) than the average systems administrator salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $4,187. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in District of Columbia, United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$73,975 (USD)

$130,124 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$121,642 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Systems Administrator will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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