sysadmin salary

sysadmin salary

Post by wr.. » Fri, 26 May 2000 04:00:00



Hi,

A friend of mine told me that her husband, a UNIX system administrator
at some bank, makes $250,000 a year. What is a typical sysadmin salary
in private sector?

Thanks

Wroot

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Post by Charles Dem » Fri, 26 May 2000 04:00:00



>Hi,

>A friend of mine told me that her husband, a UNIX system administrator
>at some bank, makes $250,000 a year. What is a typical sysadmin salary
>in private sector?

Significantly less than that.  Maybe being a sysadmin isn't the only
thing he does, or perhaps he had stock options, or maybe he's paid
overtime, and works lots of it.  He might also do private consulting
on the side or something else.  He might be investing in the stock
market on the side for example.  One could make some educated guesses
as to where to invest if one paid attention while working at the
right bank.  

Chuck Demas
Needham, Mass.

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Post by wr.. » Fri, 26 May 2000 04:00:00





> >Hi,

> >A friend of mine told me that her husband, a UNIX system
administrator
> >at some bank, makes $250,000 a year. What is a typical sysadmin
salary
> >in private sector?

> Significantly less than that.

How much is "significantly less"?

Quote:> Maybe being a sysadmin isn't the only
> thing he does, or perhaps he had stock options, or maybe he's paid
> overtime, and works lots of it.  He might also do private consulting
> on the side or something else.  He might be investing in the stock
> market on the side for example.  One could make some educated guesses
> as to where to invest if one paid attention while working at the
> right bank.

He makes $100 / hour. He must work around 50 hours a week or so, but
still, I thought it was too much even for NY. A lot of people who do
not work as sysadmins and who make a lot less than $100/hour, could
potentially be[come] ones. (All sorts of UNIX professionals:
programmers, scientists, engineers etc.) What is going on?

Regards,

Wroot

P.S. Does anyone know of web sites where I can look up salary stats for
different professions?

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Post by abey.. » Sat, 27 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> He makes $100 / hour. He must work around 50 hours a week or so, but
> still, I thought it was too much even for NY. A lot of people who do
> not work as sysadmins and who make a lot less than $100/hour, could
> potentially be[come] ones. (All sorts of UNIX professionals:
> programmers, scientists, engineers etc.) What is going on?

> Regards,

> Wroot

Damn it, if anyone needs a programmer with a year experience for a 100
dollars an hour, call me hehehehehe

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Post by Charles Dem » Sat, 27 May 2000 04:00:00



>> He makes $100 / hour. He must work around 50 hours a week or so, but
>> still, I thought it was too much even for NY. A lot of people who do
>> not work as sysadmins and who make a lot less than $100/hour, could
>> potentially be[come] ones. (All sorts of UNIX professionals:
>> programmers, scientists, engineers etc.) What is going on?

>> Regards,

>> Wroot

>Damn it, if anyone needs a programmer with a year experience for a 100
>dollars an hour, call me hehehehehe

Your point is good.  The more junior sysadmins will make less than the
more senior ones, and if a major international bank wanted to have
minimal downtime for its arbitrage group, it would get the VERY BEST
sysadmins, and pay them to keep the system up.  The same would be
true for other trading companies where downtime of the computer
systems could be very costly.

The very best always command their own prices, whatever the field.

That has little to do with what the average sysadmin salary is though.

Chuck Demas
Needham, Mass.

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Post by digica » Wed, 04 Oct 2000 04:00:00



>He makes $100 / hour. He must work around 50 hours a week or so, but
>still, I thought it was too much even for NY.

NYC is over double the cost of living compared to my location (Tampa,
FL) -- $100/hour doesn't sound unreasonable for a qualified Sys Admin.

NYC is freakin' expensive!!! More power to the guy :-)

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Post by teksoluti.. » Fri, 06 Oct 2000 09:41:18


how are salaries in florida or other technologic
spots along the east coast for unix sys admin
work?

In article




> >He makes $100 / hour. He must work around 50

hours a week or so, but
Quote:> >still, I thought it was too much even for NY.

> NYC is over double the cost of living compared

to my location (Tampa,
Quote:> FL) -- $100/hour doesn't sound unreasonable for

a qualified Sys Admin.

Quote:

> NYC is freakin' expensive!!! More power to the
guy :-)

> --
> digicat

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Post by teksoluti.. » Fri, 06 Oct 2000 09:41:17


how are salaries in florida or other technologic
spots along the east coast for unix sys admin
work?

In article




> >He makes $100 / hour. He must work around 50

hours a week or so, but
Quote:> >still, I thought it was too much even for NY.

> NYC is over double the cost of living compared

to my location (Tampa,
Quote:> FL) -- $100/hour doesn't sound unreasonable for

a qualified Sys Admin.

Quote:

> NYC is freakin' expensive!!! More power to the
guy :-)

> --
> digicat

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Post by Fredrich P. Mane » Fri, 06 Oct 2000 04:00:00



: how are salaries in florida or other technologic
: spots along the east coast for unix sys admin
: work?

Depends greatly on the location. Some of the salaries I've been hearing
of in Miami and West PalM Beach rank up there with NYC and Boston ($65+
an hour for someone with decent experience and skillset). While in NW
Florida (like Pensacola and Panama City Beach) you're looking more at
$25 an hour for the highend. Keep in mind though that Florida (along with
Texas, Tennessee and a couple of other states) has no state income tax.

Another good place to look is in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.
A *lot* of technology jobs with a lot of dollars, but the cost of living
is actually pretty low by comparision.

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Post by Ilya » Fri, 13 Oct 2000 04:00:00


This is true. I would suggest looking at realrates.com,
lots of info, there is even a discussion board about the subject
of contracting, rates vs full time salaries, etc.
Another good site is homefair.com - cost of living. Very important.
the bay area is in the different dimension from nearly everything
else, for instance.



> On Thu, 05 Oct 2000 00:41:18 GMT in comp.unix.questions

> : how are salaries in florida or other technologic
> : spots along the east coast for unix sys admin
> : work?

> Depends greatly on the location. Some of the salaries I've been
hearing
> of in Miami and West PalM Beach rank up there with NYC and Boston
($65+
> an hour for someone with decent experience and skillset). While in NW
> Florida (like Pensacola and Panama City Beach) you're looking more at
> $25 an hour for the highend. Keep in mind though that Florida (along
with
> Texas, Tennessee and a couple of other states) has no state income
tax.

> Another good place to look is in Research Triangle Park in North
Carolina.
> A *lot* of technology jobs with a lot of dollars, but the cost of
living
> is actually pretty low by comparision.

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