Salary Report

Information Technology Job

System Professional

United States Location

USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

4 Years

Raise +1 Year

$3,331 at 4.81%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 4 Years: $69,279 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $56,705 & $81,852; and, 5% of Jobs top $99,944.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$15,080 = minimum wage annual salary in the USA.

$187,699 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the USA at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $105,820
5% $99,944
10% $93,170
25% $81,852
33% $77,308
50% $69,279
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $66,936 $71,621
25% $63,339 $75,219
33% $61,249 $77,308
50% $56,705 $81,852
67% $51,244 $87,313
95% $32,738 $105,820
Salary Average =


Mid Point between each Low/High pair.

Percent of Job Market =

Number of Jobs with Salary between Low/High pair
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
3 Years $65,211 $4,068 at 6.24%
4 Years $69,279 $3,331 at 4.81%
5 Years $72,610 $2,821 at 3.89%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary is lowest at entry level, increases rapidly with the first years of experience and approaches a ceiling as experience matures.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $51,918 at the low experience of 11 Months; $72,354 at the average experience of 4 Years and 11 Months; and, $81,662 at the top experience of 8 Years and 10 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

11 Years and 1 Month = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top



This position involves server architecture and network integration focusing on system installation, configuring, optimization, monitoring, maintenance, troubleshooting, patch implementation, upgrading, storage management, capacity planning, security, backup, recovery and/or documentation.


The qualifications of this information technology Job:
UNIX Server,
AIX, BMS, BSD, Hewlett Packard UNIX (HP-UNIX), IRIX, Linux, SCO, Solaris or UNIX;
Administrator, Network Administrator, System Administrator or Web Administrator.


A+ Skills
Additional IT skills and US Cities requested in some job descriptions:
8% of job descriptions,
Project Leader, Project Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader or Technical Lead;
Graduate Degree,
3% of job descriptions,
Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, MA/MS in Information Technology, MA/MS in Information Science, Master of Arts Degree, Master of Science Degree or Ph.D.;
42% of job descriptions;
UNIX Shell,
44% of job descriptions,
Bourne Shell, C Shell, Korn Shell, Shell, Shell Scripts or UNIX Shell;
Linux, Apache, MySql and either Perl, PHP or Python,
6% of job descriptions;
Symantic NetBackup or Veritas Storage Foundation,
14% of job descriptions;
EMC NetWorker,
12% of job descriptions;
13% of job descriptions,
Cisco, Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP), Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE), Cisco Certified Network Associate(CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Catalyst Switch, Cisco IP Phone, Cisco PIX, Cisco Router, Cisco VoIP, CiscoWorks or IOS;
Finance Industry,
15% of job descriptions,
Asset Management, Banking, Brokerage, Commodity Trading, Derivative Trading, Equity Trading, Financial, Insurance, Investment, Securities Trading, Stock Market or Wall Street
Business, Company, Corporation, Enterprise, Firm or Industry;
Security Clearance,
8% of job descriptions;
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA,
16% of jobs;
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV,
13% of jobs.


Atlanta, GA:

Alpharetta, Atlanta, Barrow County, Bartow County, Belvedere, Brookhaven, Carroll County, Carrollton, Cartersville, Chamblee, Cherokee County, Clarkson, Clayton County, Cobb County, College Park, Conley, Conyers, Coweta County, Decatur, DeKalb County, Doraville, Douglas County, Druid Hills, Duluth, Dunaire, Dunwoody, East Marietta, East Point, Fair Oaks, Fayette County, Forest Park, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gresham Park, Griffin, Gwinnett County, Hapeville, Henry County, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Monroe, Newman, Newnan, Newton County, Norcross, North Decatur, Panthersville, Paulding County, Peachtree City, Pendley Hills, Pickens County, Rockdale County, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Scottdale, Smyrna, South Decatur, Spalding County, Suwanee, Tucker, Walton County, Walton and Winder.

These locations are all included in the Atlanta, GA metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).