UNIX Systems Administrator Salary in the United States

How much does an UNIX Systems Administrator make in the United States? The average UNIX Systems Administrator salary in the United States is $88,572 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $76,463 and $100,266. 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 Systems Administrator is responsible for the installation, configuration and maintenance of the organization's UNIX operating systems and all related systems or software. Analyzes and resolves problems associated with server hardware/software and applications software and ensures scalability and appropriate integration with other systems. Being a UNIX Systems Administrator detects, diagnoses, and reports UNIX related problems on both UNIX server and UNIX desktop systems. Is responsible for backup or recovery procedures. Additionally, UNIX Systems Administrator typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The UNIX Systems Administrator works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. To be a UNIX Systems Administrator typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (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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