The average pay for a Systems Administrator is C$57,300 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

C$41,662 - C$78,281
C$42K
C$57K
C$78K
MEDIAN: C$57,300
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C$15.52 - C$38.35
C$16
C$22
C$38
MEDIAN: C$22.34
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$27KC$54KC$81K
Salary
C$41,662 - C$78,281  
   
Bonus
C$392.54 - C$5,993  
Profit Sharing
C$302.01 - C$4,894  
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$40,120 - C$80,503  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 680
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$21C$42C$63
Hourly Rate
C$15.52 - C$38.35  
   
Overtime
C$21.15 - C$60.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$392.54 - C$5,993  
   
Profit Sharing
C$302.01 - C$4,894  
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$40,120 - C$80,503  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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Pay by Experience Level for Systems Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Systems Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Systems Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 370 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Systems Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 328 salaries. An experienced Systems Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 251 salaries. A Systems Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$57,284

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Systems Administrator Reviews

Q: 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.

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Key Stats for Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Systems Administrator Salaries

▲18%

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
C$57,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Systems Administrator Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 8%
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