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Systems Administrator Salary in Chicago

Systems Administrator Job Description

Systems administrators are responsible for systems software, hardware and the related infrastructure. They deal with the configuration and installation, operation, provisioning and maintenance of the systems, ensuring proper functioning of solutions throughout the organization. They participate in research and technical development to ensure the infrastructure remains innovative and adheres to the organization's values.

Systems administrators work with project teams to assist with planning and initiation phases of project management. They rebuild existing Linux and Windows servers, or install new ones as required. They configure the hardware, services, peripherals, directories, storage and other required aspects to meet the operational requirements and standards. Systems administrators also monitor these systems for key processes, verify the availability and integrity of all server resources, and perform security monitoring and daily backups.

Living and Working in Chicago

Chicago is a growing center for finance and business, and is known as one of the top financial centers in the world. With tech startups like Uber, Salesforce, Uptake, Relativity, Motorola, GrubHub and Vail Systems showing serious growth each year, the city has become a hotbed of robust organizations that need those in the IT field.

Chicago offers a variety of distinct neighborhoods, ranging from cultural and historic to those with a focus on sports and entertainment. Though it is the third-largest city in the country, the Windy City provides a small-town feel that attracts those who want the amenities of city living, without the hustle. Some of the most popular areas in the city include Hyde Park, the Magnificent Mile, Avondale and Logan Square.

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Compare Systems Administrator salaries by region

Systems Administrators are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, Other, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $141,855
  3. Chicago
  4. $135,000
  5. Austin
  6. $119,999
  7. Boston
  8. $116,413
  9. New York
  10. $113,888
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $112,500
  13. Seattle
  14. $100,904
  15. Denver
  16. $97,500
  17. London
  18. £90,000
  19. Toronto
  20. C$87,249
  21. Washington D.C.
  22. $85,000
  23. France
  24. €60,750
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $141,855
  3. Chicago
  4. $135,000
  5. Austin
  6. $119,999
  7. Boston
  8. $116,413
  9. New York
  10. $113,888
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $112,500
  13. Seattle
  14. $100,904
  15. Denver
  16. $97,500
  17. London
  18. £90,000
  19. Toronto
  20. C$87,249
  21. Washington D.C.
  22. $85,000
  23. France
  24. €60,750
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Where Systems Administrators are highest in demand

    Systems Administrators are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, Other, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: