Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Linux
Administration

United States Location

Sacramento - Yolo
CA
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$47,620

Experience Requirement

Entry Level

Raise +1 Year

$20,990 at 44.08%

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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: $47,620 is Salary average; 25% of Jobs pay between $31,103 & $64,137; and, 5% of Jobs top $133,142.

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% $149,660
5% $133,142
10% $114,170
25% $82,597
33% $69,712
50% $47,620
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% $41,107 $54,133
25% $31,103 $64,137
Salary Average =

$47,620

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 $47,620 $20,990 at 44.08%
1 Year $68,610 $9,915 at 14.45%

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: $47,620 at the low experience of Entry Level; $105,954 at the average experience of 5 Years and 11 Months; and, $145,433 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 $47,620 $20,990 at 44.08%
Average 5 Years and 11 Months $105,954 $6,318 at 5.96%
Top 12 Years and 4 Months $145,433 $6,031 at 4.15%

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

Sacramento, CA

California,
Auburn, Cameron Park, Cameron Pk, Citrus Heights, Davis, El Dorado, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Galt, Lake Tahoe, Lincoln, North Highlands, Orangevale, Placer, Placerville, Rancho Cordova, Roseville, Sacramento, South Lake Tahoe, Woodland and Yolo.

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