Systems Administrator Salary (Canada)

The average salary for a Systems Administrator is C$54,212 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Systems Administrator Total Pay (?
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C$40,080 - C$71,598
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MEDIAN: C$54,211
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Systems Administrator Total Pay (?
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C$16.96 - C$35.89
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MEDIAN: C$24.00
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National Salary Data

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C$0C$25KC$50KC$75K
Salary
C$40,080 - C$71,598  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$6,641  
Profit Sharing
C$304.10 - C$4,978  
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$40,128 - C$73,911  
PayScale
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,728
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$18C$36C$54
Hourly Rate
C$16.96 - C$35.89  
   
Overtime
C$20.00 - C$51.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$6,641  
   
Profit Sharing
C$304.10 - C$4,978  
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$40,128 - C$73,911  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,728
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Pay Difference By Location
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C$55,000
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Systems Administrator Reviews

What is it like working as a Systems Administrator?
Systems Administrator in Halifax:
Pros: The challenge and all the interesting projects I'm working on.
Cons: The lack of business process and advance planning. The lack of internal communication.
Systems Administrator in Vancouver:
"Challenging And Interesting Work And Rarely A Dull Moment."
Pros: There is always something new to learn. I get to work with cool technology. There's a lot of problem solving. The work is clean and easy going.
Cons: Being on call for emergencies 24/7 can be disruptive to personal life.
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Experience Affects Systems Administrator Salaries

National Average
C$55,000

Skills That Affect Systems Administrator Salaries

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Linux
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Windows 2003 Server
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Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
C$55,000
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Exchange
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Cisco Networking
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Network Management / Administration
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SQL
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 227 votes.
Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 7%
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