Systems Administrator Salary (Canada)

The average salary for a Systems Administrator is C$54,276 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$40,152 - C$72,219
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MEDIAN: C$54,276
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Systems Administrator Total Pay (?
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C$16.84 - C$36.04
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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$40,152 - C$72,219  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$6,683  
Profit Sharing
C$302.01 - C$4,865  
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$40,159 - C$74,519  
PayScale
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,750
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$18C$36C$54
Hourly Rate
C$16.84 - C$36.04  
   
Overtime
C$19.96 - C$51.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$6,683  
   
Profit Sharing
C$302.01 - C$4,865  
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$40,159 - C$74,519  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,750
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Pay by Experience Level for Systems Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
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
Microsoft Exchange
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Cisco Networking
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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SQL
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 241 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
36%
10-19 years
29%
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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