Systems Administrator Salary

Midpoint U.S. salary*

$80,000

 

The midpoint starting salary for a systems administrator is $80,000. A systems administrator maintains, configures and ensures the proper operation of computer systems, including and servers and PCs. Employers often increase starting salaries for systems administrators with in-demand skills, such as certification with ETL.

Midpoint systems administrator salaries in U.S. cities

Atlanta, GA  
$84,800  
Cleveland, OH  
$76,800  
Dallas, TX  
$88,000  
Denver, CO  
$87,200  
Nashville, TN  
$81,200  
Minneapolis, MN  
$85,600  
New York, NY  
$112,400  
Orlando, FL  
$80,400  
Salt Lake City, UT  
$84,000  
San Diego, CA  
$100,800  
Seattle, WA  
$96,800  

Roles similar to systems administrator

Systems engineer  
$101,000  
Network administrator  
$87,000  
Database administrator  
$95,000  
Web administrator  
$80,000  
Systems security administrator  
$110,000  
Network security administrator  
$109,250  
Technical support manager  
$96,000  

*Salaries listed represent the 50th percentile, or midpoint, of starting salaries.

 

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