C$62,286
Avg. Salary
C$32.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$3,500

Bonus

C$1,150

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Linux System Administrator is C$32.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Linux System Administrator is C$62,286 per year.

C$19.98
10%
C$32.50
50%
C$65.44
90%
MEDIAN C$32.50
C$42k
10%
C$62k
50%
C$87k
90%
MEDIAN C$62,286
C$41,751 - C$86,856
C$42K
C$62K
C$87K
MEDIAN: C$62,286
10%
50%
90%
C$19.98 - C$65.44
C$20
C$32
C$65
MEDIAN: C$32.50
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$93K
Salary C$41,751 - C$86,856
Bonus C$965 - C$9,814
Profit Sharing C$1,150
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$42,087 - C$93,723
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 173
Hourly Data C$0C$65
Hourly Rate C$19.98 - C$65.44
Overtime C$20.27 - C$54.59
Annual Data C$0C$93K
Bonus C$965 - C$9,814
Profit Sharing C$1,150
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$42,087 - C$93,723
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

Job Description for Linux System Administrator

A Linux system administrator is responsible for the standard day-to-day administration of Linux servers. This would include, but not be limited to, deployment of a standard LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) web server configuration, including installing all standard plugins, SSL and configuration. A Linux system administrator should also be familiar with at least two different Linux distributions. Ideally, one of the Linux distributions should be Redhat Enterprise Linux, the most common distribution used in the corporate world. The second distribution should be one of the Debian based distributions (such as Debian and Ubuntu), since most cloud service providers use some form of Debian for their servers. A typical applicant should have at least three years of experience in day-to-day administration of Linux servers.

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Linux System Administrator Tasks
  • Maintain, enhance and create tools for the Linux environment and its users.
  • Create and update documentation, including maintenance logs and end user training.
  • Back up, recover, maintain and migrate data and programs.
  • Identify and resolve service problems ranging from disaster recovery to login problems.

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Popular Skills for Linux System Administrator

Pay by Experience Level for Linux System Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Linux System Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Linux System Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$54,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Linux System Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$66,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Linux System Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$68,000 based on 36 salaries. A Linux System Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$66,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

18%

-12%

National Average: C$63,067

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Linux System Administrator in Montréal:
"Linux Admin."
Pros: Oportinities.
Cons: Lot of work.

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Key Stats for Linux System Administrator

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Linux System Administrator Salaries

▲8%

Late-Career
▲5%

▲4%

National Average
C$63,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Linux System Administrator Salaries

▲3%


National Average
C$63,000


▼5%

System Administration
▼5%

Nginx
▼14%

MySQL
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 16%