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An Experienced Senior Systems Administrator with VMware ESX skills earns an average salary of AU$88,709 per year.

AU$72,816 - AU$108,586
MEDIAN: AU$86,898
Salary AU$72,816 - AU$108,586
Bonus AU$4,000
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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).
AU$73,496 - AU$109,367
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

Job Description for Senior Systems Administrator

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 and the IT department to resolve or implement new hardware for computers, printers and other service systems for the company. Senior administrators are also responsible for training and supervising new employees that would work under them. They must be well versed in technology and have a strong ability to plan, organize, evaluate and redesign system designs to have them work better for the company. In addition, senior systems administrators must have strong communication skills (both verbal and written), be a team player and perform difficult tasks well under pressure.


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.

Senior Systems Administrator Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$87,343

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Key Stats for Senior Systems Administrator

10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
vision benefits
no benefits
None: 93%