The average salary for a Systems Administrator in Australia is AU$68,567.
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Job Description for Systems Administrator
Systems administrators - also called sysadmins - are responsible for ensuring their organization's computer systems are well maintained and operate reliably. Tasks performed by systems administrators include performing regular systems and security monitoring, handling backup procedures and helping set up, maintain and delete user accounts as required. They are also responsible for developing and maintaining relevant procedures and standards. ensuring that hardware and systems work as expected an…Read more
Systems Administrator Tasks
- Build, configure, and troubleshoot software and hardware enhancements, application deployments and infrastructure up-grades.
- Diagnose and correct computer systems issues.
- Provide hands-on system administration support, system maintenance and operations support.
- Recommend software and hardware enhancements.
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Popular Skills for Systems Administrator
Microsoft Active Directory
Network Management / Administration
Windows Server 2012 R2
Skills in Windows Server 2012 R2 and VMware ESX are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Management / Administration, Microsoft Active Directory and System Administration.
Pay by Experience Level for Systems Administrator
An entry-level Systems Administrator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$54,243 based on 12 salaries. An early career Systems Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$60,696 based on 329 salaries. A mid-career Systems Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$71,748 based on 266 salaries. An experienced Systems Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$79,605 based on 225 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$79,998.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Systems Administrator in their job title in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) earn an average of 7.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (5.3% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (5.2% less), Melbourne, Victoria (1.9% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (1.0% less).
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