The average salary for a Linux System Administrator is C$60,700 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

C$41,307 - C$85,041
C$41K
C$61K
C$85K
MEDIAN: C$60,700
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50%
90%

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C$19.49 - C$48.94
C$19
C$29
C$49
MEDIAN: C$28.88
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$30KC$60KC$90K
Salary
C$41,307 - C$85,041  
   
Bonus
C$100.67 - C$9,978  
Profit Sharing
C$1,300  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$41,488 - C$87,490  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$17C$34C$51
Hourly Rate
C$19.49 - C$48.94  
   
Overtime
C$40.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$100.67 - C$9,978  
   
Profit Sharing
C$1,300  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$41,488 - C$87,490  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Pay by Experience Level for Linux System Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Linux System Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Linux System Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Linux System Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Linux System Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 36 salaries. A Linux System Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$60,910

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Key Stats for Linux System Administrator

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Linux System Administrator Salaries

▲11%

▲8%

Late-Career
▲8%

National Average
C$61,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Linux System Administrator Salaries

▲6%


National Average
C$61,000


System Administration
▼1%

▼2%

Nginx
▼11%

MySQL
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 15%