The Annual SAGE Salary Survey

By Deane Barker on September 10, 2003

SAGE – Salary Survey: The Annual Sage Salary Survey is out. This is a collection of almost every conceivable bit of data about system administrator employment that you can think of — from number of spams in the average inbox, to the most common certifications obtained, to how pay relates to age, experience, gender, and location.

“The 2002 Individual Salary Survey results are in! Fresh from data collected in April and May (USA tax season), find out how you stand in your specialty, geography, experience level, and SAGE level.”

The bottom line? Sysadmins made about $50,000 on the low end, and most topped out somewhere around $85,000 (though they had some respondents come in just below $200,000).