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Unix Administrator Salary

$109,365 (USD)

Average Salary

$53/hr

Average Hourly

$4,779

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 06, 2019

The average pay for an Unix Administrator is $109,365 a year and $53 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Unix Administrator is between $76,547 and $135,848. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Unix Administrator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Administers and provides overall support and maintenance of operating systems and network connectivity for all UNIX systems.
  • Evaluates system performance on a daily basis to ensure adequate response times for production applications.
  • Establishes and documents procedures to ensure data integrity including system fail-over and backup/recovery.
Unix Administrator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Job family population: 366,250

Estimated population of Unix Administrator jobs: 15,383

Rate of error: 0.8%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$126,785
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Unix Administrator Job Listings for United States

Unix Administrator
Nov 22
Pittsburgh, United States
Stratacent
Position Unix Administrator Location Pittsburgh PA/Cleveland OH *Type: Contract to Hire * Minimum Requirements: * Installs configures and maintains UNIX operating systems. * Analyzes and resolve ...
Senior Unix Administrator
Nov 14
Chicago, Illinois, USA
SkyBridge Resources
SkyBridge Resources is working with a Louisville-based information services organization in their search for a Senior Unix Administrator to work on a long-term contract engagement. Our client, a ...
Senior Unix Administrator
Nov 13
Louisville, United States
SkyBridge Resources
SkyBridge Resources is working with a Louisville-based information services organization in their search for a Senior Unix Administrator to work on a long-term contract engagement. Our client, a ...
Sr. Unix Administrator
Nov 11
Radford, United States
Encode, Inc.
Sr. Unix Administrator * 8+ years of experience as a Unix Systems Administrator/Engineer * SELinux management and configuration * Active DoD Secret clearance Our client seeking an experienced Sr. ...
Unix Administrator
Nov 6
Springfield, United States
NavanSoft
Unix Administrator. Duration: 2 years Location: Springfield IL Responsibilities: * Password resets in Windows (Active Directory) and in Unix (LDAP) * Utilize IBM Pure app to build and configure ...

The average pay for an Unix Administrator is $109,365 a year and $53 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Unix Administrator is between $76,547 and $135,848. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Unix Administrator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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