IT Salary Guide 2013: Page 9

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IT Salary: Systems Administrator

2013 average salary range: $59,500 – $92,500.

• The 2013 salary range is an increase of 5.7% over this job’s 2012 salary range, which was $56,250 – $87,500.

• The 2012 salary range is an increase of 5.5% over this job’s 2011 salary range, which was $53,250 – $83,000.

• The 2011 salary range is an increase of 3.6% over this job’s 2010 salary range, which was $51,250 – $80,250.

• The 2010 salary range was a 2.8% decrease under this job’s 2009 salary range, which was $52,750 – $82,500.

• The 2009 salary range was an increase of 3.6% over this job’s 2008 salary range, which was $51,750 – $78,750.

Add a salary increase for the following skills:

• Add 5% for Basis administration skills (no change from 2012; down from 7% in 2010)

• Add 9% for Cisco Network administration skills (no change from 2012 or 2011; down from 12% in 2009);

• Add 8% for Linux/Unix administration skills (no change from 2012 or 2011; down from 10% in 2009);

• Add 10% for virtualization skills (up from 9% in 2012; up from 7% in 2010)

• Add 4% for Windows 2000/Windows 2003/XP/Vista skills (no change from 2012 or 2011; down from 6% in 2010; down from 8% in 2009).

• Add 6% for Windows Server 2008 skills (no change from 2012)

• Add 7% for Windows 7 skills (no change from 2012)

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Note: The IT salary numbers listed above are national averages.

Be aware that IT salary levels are up to 30% higher in large cities on the east and west coasts, roughly average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware), and about average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain West, and South. Exceptions to this abound, however. In the Mountain West city of Boulder, for instance, IT salaries are 13 percent higher than average.

More specifically, here’s how 2013 IT salaries in major metropolitan areas compare to the average:

• Atlanta: 5% higher (no change from 2012)

• Boston: 33% higher (up from 32% in 2012)

• Chicago: 23% higher (no change from 2012)

• Dallas/Houston: 5-6% higher (up from 3-5% in 2012)

• Irvine: 24% higher (no change from 2012)

• Los Angeles: 25% higher (up from 24% in 2012)

• Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 7% higher (no change from 2012)

• New York, NY: 41% higher (no change from 2012)

• Philadelphia: 15% higher (no change from 2012)

• San Diego: 18% higher (up from 15% in 2012)

• San Francisco: 35% higher (no change from 2012)

• San Jose: 33% higher (no change from 2012)

• Seattle: 19% higher (no change from 2012)

• Stamford: 31% higher (no change from 2012)

• Washington, DC: 30% higher (no change from 2012)

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Additional IT Salary Resources:

IT Salary Guide 2012

How Not to Get an IT Job: 10 Tips

25 IT Job Sites (and an Effective Formula)

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 U.S. and Canada, click here.


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