Also referred to as a systems administrator, server administrators work with servers and networks on a daily basis to ensure that the systems run efficiently and continue to operate without downtime or performance degradation.
Salary and Job Responsibilities for Server Administrators
Server administrator job responsibilities and typical tasks can include maintaining software and security updates, monitoring server activity and ensuring the availability of client/server applications, auditing server security, developing and refining processes for the ongoing management of the server and data center environment, and designing and installing new server implementations as needed.
Most routine server administration tasks are conducted during business hours, but server admins may be asked to work during weekends or weeknights to complete system upgrades or address major issues during these non-peak use times.
The average salary range for server administrators is currently approximately $65,000 a year, and server admins can pursue additional systems and server administration certifications through Microsoft, Cisco and similar companies to improve their potential for hire or increase their annual salary.
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