UNIX Administrator Salary in the United States

How much does an UNIX Administrator make in the United States? The average UNIX Administrator salary in the United States is $99,426 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $86,943 and $111,290. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

UNIX Administrator installs, configures, and maintains UNIX operating systems. Analyzes and resolves problems associated with the operating system's servers, hardware, applications, and software. Being a UNIX Administrator detects, diagnoses, and reports UNIX related problems on servers. May require a bachelor's degree in a related area. Additionally, UNIX Administrator typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be a UNIX Administrator typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. Gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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    UNIX Systems Administrator

    0 - 2 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    4 - 7 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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