The average salary for a Systems Administrator is C$58,012 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

C$42,147 - C$78,628
(Median)
C$42K
C$58K
C$79K
MEDIAN: C$58,012
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

C$15.68 - C$36.63
(Median)
C$16
C$24
C$37
MEDIAN: C$23.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
C$0C$27KC$54KC$81K
Salary
C$42,147 - C$78,628  
   
Bonus
C$383.36 - C$6,097  
Profit Sharing
C$294.79 - C$5,087  
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$40,365 - C$80,532  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 734
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
C$0C$21C$42C$63
Hourly Rate
C$15.68 - C$36.63  
   
Overtime
C$22.50 - C$60.64  
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.
)
C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$383.36 - C$6,097  
   
Profit Sharing
C$294.79 - C$5,087  
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$40,365 - C$80,532  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 119
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Common Career Paths for Systems Administrator


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

Systems Administrator Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Systems Administrator

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$57,650

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Systems Administrator Reviews

What is it like working as a Systems Administrator?

Systems Administrator in Kelowna:
"Systems Administration."
Pros: When everything is going well, you get to develop, create and maintain awesome things that makes other employees lives easier.
Cons: If something breaks, especially when it's something that affects multiple people, the job becomes really stressful, and this is where you must ensure no mistakes are made to lengthen the downtime.

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.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Systems Administrator Salaries




National Average
C$58,000


Skills That Affect Systems Administrator Salaries


VMware ESX
up arrow 4%

Windows Server 2008 R2
up arrow 4%

Windows Server 2012 R2
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 2%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 2%

National Average
C$58,000

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Exchange Server
up arrow 1%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 1%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
up arrow 1%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 2%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 3%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 8%
ADVERTISEMENT