How much does a Linux Administrator make in the United States? The average Linux Administrator salary in the United States is $96,976 as of August 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $77,224 and $109,376. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $77,224 10% $59,241 90% $120,666 75% $109,376 $96,976 50%(Median)
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Linux Administrator installs, configures, and maintains Linux operating systems. Analyzes and resolves problems associated with the operating system's servers, hardware, applications, and software. Being a Linux Administrator monitors systems performance and ensures compliance with security standards. May require a bachelor's degree in a related area. Additionally, Linux Administrator may also require a Linux certification such as Red Hat. Typically reports to a project leader or manager. The Linux Administrator occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. To be a Linux Administrator typically requires 2 -4 years of related experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
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City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
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