Average Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist Salary in Canada

C$49,503
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$2,037
Bonus
C$1,028
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The average salary for an Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist in Canada is C$49,503.
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C$37k
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C$69k
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MEDIAN C$49,503
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Salary
C$37k - C$69k
Bonus
C$230 - C$5k
Profit Sharing
C$103 - C$3k
Total Pay
C$35k - C$69k

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Job Description for Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist

Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist Tasks
  • Maintain and troubleshoot devices and systems, hardware, and software.
  • Document system performance, bugs, debugging, and program requirements.
  • Follow maintenance protocols to ensure systems are secure and ready for users.
  • Lead design and deployment of servers, directories, wireless, backups, and personal devices.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist
Information Technology Specialist
Information Technology (IT) Manager
Information Technology (IT) Coordinator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist

Skills in Information Technology (IT) Support are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Help Desk / Desktop Support, Network Management / Administration, Systems Troubleshooting and Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2).

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist

An entry-level Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$40,520 based on 26 salaries. An early career Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$44,448 based on 282 salaries. A mid-career Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$52,365 based on 191 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$53,928 based on 159 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$64,879.
Employees with Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist in their job title in Mississauga, Ontario earn an average of 11.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (8.0% more) and Calgary, Alberta (2.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (1.5% less), Montréal, Québec (1.2% less) and Toronto, Ontario (1.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 714 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.6%
Early Career
39.5%
Mid Career
26.8%
Experienced
22.3%
Late Career
7.8%