Job Title: Systems Administrator
2009 Average Salary Range: $52,750 to $82,500
The 2009 salary range is an increase of 3.6 percent over this job’s 2008 salary range, which was $51,750 to $78,750.
Add a salary increase for the following skills: 12 percent for Cisco Network administration; 10 percent for Linux/Unix administration; 8 percent for Windows 2000/Windows 2003/XP/Vista.
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Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.
Salary levels are, approximately 7 percent to 20 percent higher in the Northeast; about 5 percent higher in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain west, and South; and 5 percent to 25 percent to higher on the West coast.
IT salaries in large metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For example, in the following cities they are:
|Boston, Mass.||30% higher|
|Stamford, Conn.||35% higher|
|New York, N.Y.||41% higher|
|Washington, D.C.||30% higher|
|Philadelphia, Penn.||15% higher|
|Atlanta, Ga.||15% higher|
|Miami, Fla.||13% higher|
|Chicago, Ill.||23% higher|
|Dallas/Houston, Texas||5% higher|
|Irvine, Calif.||22% higher|
|Los Angeles, Calif.||24% higher|
|San Diego, Calif.|
|San Francisco, Calif.||35% higher|
|San Jose, Calif.||31% higher|
|Seattle, Wash.||18% higher|
Salary data courtesy of Robert Half Technology. To request a copy of the complete Robert Half Salary Guide, which includes salary ranges for more than 60 different job titles, in the United States and Canada, click here.
This article was originally published on Datamation.