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Unix System Administrator Salary

How much does a Unix System Administrator make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Unix System Administrator

$45,815 (USD)/yr

$22 (USD)/hr

$1,118 (USD)/yr

$45,291 (USD)/yr

$22 (USD)/hr

$1,118 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures. Excludes “Information Security Analysts”(15-1122), “Computer User Support Specialists” (15-1151), and “Computer Network Support Specialists” (15-1152).
The average unix system administrator salary in United States is $45,815 or an equivalent hourly rate of $22. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,118. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$33,978 (USD)

$55,651 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$53,113 (USD)

16 %

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

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