The average salary for a Senior Systems Administrator in Australia is AU$89,985.
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What Do Senior Systems Administrators Do?
Senior system administrators manage a team of system administrators as well as other employees of the IT department. They are responsible for designing, planning, putting into place, and having the highest level of performance as an expert in the system administration for computers and their complex operating systems. With this, senior system administrators research and select upgrades, software and other necessities for their company's computer systems. They also work with other administrators …Read more
Senior Systems Administrator Tasks
- Diagnose and correct computer systems issues.
- Configure and troubleshoot software and hardware enhancements, application deployments and infrastructure up-grades.
- Lead a team of systems administrators to manage servers and other computer system aspects of a company.
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Senior Systems Administrator
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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Systems Administrators?
Skills in Microsoft Active Directory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Server 2012 R2, Network Management / Administration, VMware ESX and System Administration.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Administrators?
An early career Senior Systems Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$75,176 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Senior Systems Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$89,842 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Senior Systems Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$92,063 based on 84 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$90,246.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Senior Systems Administrator in their job title in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) earn an average of 15.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Gold Coast, Queensland (11.1% more) and Perth, Western Australia (5.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (13.1% less), Melbourne, Victoria (6.7% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (2.8% less).
Years of Experience
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