Systems Administrator Salary

The average salary for a Systems Administrator is C$55,660 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

C$40,643 - C$74,777
(Median)
C$41K
C$56K
C$75K
MEDIAN: C$55,660
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C$16.55 - C$36.24
(Median)
C$17
C$25
C$36
MEDIAN: C$25.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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C$0C$26KC$52KC$78K
Salary
C$40,643 - C$74,777  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$6,434  
Profit Sharing
C$259.12 - C$4,367  
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$40,455 - C$76,935  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,535
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$19C$38C$57
Hourly Rate
C$16.55 - C$36.24  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.00  
Overtime
C$20.69 - C$54.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$6,434  
   
Profit Sharing
C$259.12 - C$4,367  
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).
)
C$40,455 - C$76,935  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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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

National Average: C$56,277

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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$56,000


Skills That Affect Systems Administrator Salaries


Microsoft Exchange Server
up arrow 3%

Linux
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Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
C$56,000

Network Management / Administration
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Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 2%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
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SQL
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Microsoft Exchange
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Cisco Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 283 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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