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Systems Administrator Salary in Seattle

Systems Administrator Job Description

Systems Administrators are responsible for maintaining the computer system in a company. They manage the day-to-day IT operations, ensuring that all the equipment runs smoothly. Their duties may include setting up or upgrading computer servers. They may also be responsible for creating emails, installing operating systems and setting office networks.

Systems Administrators may develop new systems or make upgrades to existing hardware to improve the office efficiency. Depending on the size of the company and the employee‰Ûªs qualifications, Systems Administrators may also double as network administrators, desktop support technicians or database administrators.

Living and Working in Seattle

Home to a population of over 600,000, Seattle has a thriving tech scene that makes it an appealing option for IT technicians. The city has dozens of startups and large tech companies, including major players like Amazon and Cray Inc. Seattle also has a booming game industry, made up of a mix of independent studios and major companies like Big Fish Games and ArenaNet. Some of the popular attractions include Discovery Park, Space Needle, Woodland Park Zoo and the Columbia Center Observatory.

Seattle experiences months of chilly, rainy weather but this is followed by a beautiful spring and summer. Life in Seattle varies with its different neighborhoods. Belltown is a cultural hub for hot nightlife and fine dining while Capitol Hill is famous for its block parties and stylish boutiques. Other popular neighborhoods include South-Lake Union, Queen Anne and Lake City.

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Compare Systems Administrator salaries by region

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

  1. Seattle
  2. $150,000
  3. Los Angeles
  4. $140,000
  5. New York
  6. $139,788
  7. SF Bay Area
  8. $134,280
  9. Boston
  10. $130,154
  11. Chicago
  12. $117,714
  13. Austin
  14. $117,499
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $101,250
  17. Toronto
  18. C$87,500
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $85,000
  21. London
  22. £68,000
  23. France
  24. €64,194
  25. Denver
  26. $62,500
  1. Seattle
  2. $150,000
  3. Los Angeles
  4. $140,000
  5. New York
  6. $139,788
  7. SF Bay Area
  8. $134,280
  9. Boston
  10. $130,154
  11. Chicago
  12. $117,714
  13. Austin
  14. $117,499
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $101,250
  17. Toronto
  18. C$87,500
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $85,000
  21. London
  22. £68,000
  23. France
  24. €64,194
  25. Denver
  26. $62,500
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Where Systems Administrators are highest in demand

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