UNIX System Administrator

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October 30, 2016

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UNIX System Administrator Job Description

Network and Computer Systems Administrators Install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet system or a segment of a network system. Maintain network hardware and software. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May supervise other network support and client server specialists and plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures.

UNIX System Administrator Salary Statistics as of 2015

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Average annual salary for a UNIX System Administrator is $67660 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $97670. The lowest salary reported was $45334. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Median hourly wage for a UNIX System Administrator is $21.18 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $28.52. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $13.84. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Bonuses for a UNIX System Administrator are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $1965 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $7000 from people with under 1 year of experience.

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These are the highest paying states for a UNIX System Administrator. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – $51,090 – $107,901
Colorado – $50,083 – $99,932
Illinois – $45,567 – $82,682
New Jersey – $48,980 – $102,152
New York – $53,563 – $92,738
Texas – $39,745 – $89,643
Virginia – $60,678 – $107,546

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These are the highest paying cities for a UNIX System Administrator. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
New York, New York –
Chicago, Illinois –
Atlanta, Georgia –
San Antonio, Texas –
Boston, Massachusetts –
Houston, Texas –
Seattle, Washington –

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This chart outlines the average annual salary of a UNIX System Administrator from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $67660 while in 2007 it was just $62746.69

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 5% of UNIX System Administrators were females while 95% were males. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

Systems Administrator
$35,617 – $76,872
System Administrator, Computer / Network
$33,492 – $75,202
Computer / Network Support Technician
$24,351 – $56,297

Future Jobs

Sr. Unix System Administrator
$63,794 – $120,604
Senior Systems Engineer (Computer Networking / IT)
$59,479 – $125,870
Senior Systems Administrator
$52,653 – $103,217

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