Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Linux
Administration

United States Location

Charleston - North Charleston
SC
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Data Observed 3/1/23 to 2/29/24

Salary Average

$45,157

Experience Requirement

Entry Level

Raise +1 Year

$20,897 at 46.27%

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Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of Entry Level: $45,157 is Salary average; 25% of Jobs pay between $29,494 & $60,820; and, 5% of Jobs top $126,257.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$26,400 = annual salary at $15 per hour working between: 44 weeks at 40 hours a week, to, 52 weeks at 34 hours a week.

$453,995 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the highest paying US City at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Job Market :

Job offers, publicly posted in want ads by employers, were observed and measured from 3/1/23 to 2/29/24.

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Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $141,921
5% $126,257
10% $108,266
25% $78,326
33% $66,107
50% $45,157
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at Entry Level Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $38,981 $51,334
25% $29,494 $60,820
Salary Average =

$45,157

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 Entry Level Experience.

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Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Entry Level $45,157 $20,897 at 46.27%
1 Year $66,054 $10,535 at 15.95%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary increases gradually in the first years, rises moderately with greater experience and grows robustly into maturity.

Salary Growth Overall :

The increase in Salary average from low to high experience is equal to that in the USA IT job market as a whole.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $45,157 at the low experience of Entry Level; $107,262 at the average experience of 5 Years and 11 Months; and, $152,539 at the top experience of 12 Years and 4 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

15 Years and 10 Months = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Job Market :

Job offers, publicly posted in want ads by employers, were observed and measured from 3/1/23 to 2/29/24.

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Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low Entry Level $45,157 $20,897 at 46.28%
Average 5 Years and 11 Months $107,262 $7,202 at 6.71%
Top 12 Years and 4 Months $152,539 $6,950 at 4.56%

Qualifications

Description

Install, configure, optimize, monitor, maintain, backup, recover, troubleshoot, update and enhance, Linux server software, are primary position responsibilities.

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • Linux;
  • System-Network Administrator,
    Network, System, Server or Virtualization,
    and
    Administrator, Architect or Engineer.

Characteristics

A+ Skills
Additional IT skills requested in some job descriptions:
Project Lead,
Development Manager, Lead Developer, Project Lead, Project Manager, Project Supervisor, Team Lead, Team Supervisor or Technical Lead,
5% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
16.9% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
49.3% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
23.3% of job descriptions;
Financial Sector,
Asset Management, Banking, Brokerage, Commodity Trading, Derivative Trading, Equity Trading, Finance, Insurance, Investment, Securities Trading, Stock Market or Wall Street,
4.6% of job descriptions;
Shell Scripts,
13.2% of job descriptions;
Kernel,
3.2% of job descriptions;
Puppet,
13.2% of job descriptions;
Jira,
7.8% of job descriptions;
Software Image Deployment,
3.2% of job descriptions;
MATLAB,
2.7% of job descriptions;
R statistical software,
2.7% of job descriptions.

Location

Charleston, SC

South Carolina,
Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Mencks Corner, Mt Pleasant, North Charleston, Summerville and Walterboro.

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