System Administrator Salary (2019) – System Administrator Jobs


Sat. Apr. 04, 2020 1:39pm

What is a System Administrator?
How much does a System Administrator make in a year?
How many jobs are there for System Administrators?
In this video, we examine the average System Administrator salary in 2019 and System Administrator jobs growth. We gathered data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). We look at the historical salaries and job growth of System Administrators.

These income and job statistics are from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program. These salaries do not include bonuses or benefits. In our opinion, these are the most accurate salary numbers (better than indeed, glassdoor, and payscale).

Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks. They organize, install, and support an organization’s computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems.

Network and computer systems administrators typically do the following:
• Determine an organization’s system needs and install network hardware and software
• Make needed upgrades and repairs to networks and ensure that systems are operating correctly
• Maintain network and computer system security
• Evaluate and optimize network or system performance
• Add users to a network, and assign and update security permissions on the network
• Train users in the proper use of hardware and software
• Interpret and solve problems when a user or an automated monitoring system alerts them that a problem exists

Administrators manage an organization’s servers and desktop and mobile equipment. They ensure that email and data storage networks work properly. They also make sure that employees’ workstations are working efficiently and stay connected to the central computer network. Some administrators manage telecommunication networks.

Administrators may help network architects design and analyze network models. They also participate in decisions about buying future hardware or software to upgrade their organization’s network. Some administrators provide technical support to computer users, and they also may supervise computer support specialists who help solve users’ problems.

In this video, Stephen Hack talks about System Administrator statistics nationally and across the United States. “How much does a System Administrator make?” and “How many jobs are there for System Administrators” are important questions for people trying to choose between different fields. System Administrators are well paid professionals that play a vital role in our society.

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