Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Linux
Administration

United States Location

United States of America

Competitive Position® Salary Report

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

Salary Average

$26,719

Experience Requirement

Entry Level

Raise +1 Year

$33,792 at 126.47%

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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: $26,719 is Salary average; 10% of Jobs top $64,059; and, 5% of Jobs top $74,704.

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% $83,972
5% $74,704
10% $64,059
25% $46,344
33% $39,114
50% $26,719
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
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 $26,719 $33,792 at 126.47%
1 Year $60,511 $19,767 at 32.67%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary increases rapidly in the first years, rises moderately with greater experience and approaches a ceiling with 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: $26,719 at the low experience of Entry Level; $121,001 at the average experience of 5 Years and 11 Months; and, $152,998 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 $26,719 $33,792 at 126.47%
Average 5 Years and 11 Months $121,001 $6,583 at 5.44%
Top 12 Years and 4 Months $152,998 $3,526 at 2.30%

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

United States of America