Computer Systems Administrators


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Computer Systems Administrators

Computer Systems Administrators - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by employer and project difficulty. For example, large companies usually pay more than small companies. In addition, administrators are usually paid more for working on high-security projects.

Most computer systems administrators who work full time receive benefits. These usually include health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, and a retirement plan. Some employers offer stock in their company or pay for continuing education courses.

Network and computer systems administrators (SOC 15-1244)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $33.38 $41.54 $50.40
Yearly $69,426 $86,395 $104,839
    Champaign Area Hourly $29.69 $37.49 $45.42
Yearly $61,755 $77,973 $94,480
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $21.75 $28.14 $39.85
Yearly $45,240 $58,523 $82,890
    Cook County Hourly $35.62 $44.00 $53.47
Yearly $74,091 $91,521 $111,217
    Decatur Area Hourly $31.34 $41.62 $51.99
Yearly $65,185 $86,566 $108,145
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $32.55 $39.76 $46.44
Yearly $67,698 $82,693 $96,597
    Du Page County Hourly $33.66 $42.06 $49.07
Yearly $70,016 $87,481 $102,068
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $27.72 $31.55 $37.78
Yearly $57,662 $65,628 $78,579
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $27.25 $32.67 $40.74
Yearly $56,688 $67,951 $84,729
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $28.95 $36.33 $45.13
Yearly $60,207 $75,561 $93,873
    Lake County Hourly $36.27 $46.09 $64.71
Yearly $75,432 $95,877 $134,592
    McHenry County Hourly $35.83 $41.42 $47.58
Yearly $74,523 $86,158 $98,969
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $24.10 $29.21 $37.53
Yearly $50,123 $60,753 $78,064
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $30.37 $40.51 $56.62
Yearly $63,165 $84,262 $117,774
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $29.91 $37.25 $45.86
Yearly $62,219 $77,470 $95,387
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $23.00 $31.25 $38.64
Yearly $47,833 $65,000 $80,367
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $27.94 $34.26 $42.28
Yearly $58,119 $71,256 $87,943
    Rockford Area Hourly $30.04 $38.10 $47.49
Yearly $62,483 $79,248 $98,788
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $23.55 $29.41 $34.73
Yearly $48,976 $61,176 $72,243
    Springfield Area Hourly $29.45 $36.93 $41.33
Yearly $61,265 $76,807 $85,964
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $30.31 $36.42 $43.53
Yearly $63,041 $75,758 $90,541
    Vermilion County Hourly $29.32 $37.54 $46.53
Yearly $60,983 $78,074 $96,776
    Will County Hourly $32.49 $42.70 $53.57
Yearly $67,586 $88,807 $111,427
United States Hourly $31.89 $40.77 $51.74
Yearly $66,340 $84,810 $107,610

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.