The average salary for an Experienced Linux System Administrator is C$68,042 per year. A skill in VMware ESX is associated with high pay for this job.

C$49,719 - C$88,704
C$50K
C$71K
C$89K
MEDIAN: C$71,423
10%
50%
90%
C$26.55 - C$53.47
C$35
MEDIAN: C$35.00
50%
C$0C$95K
Salary C$49,719 - C$88,704
Bonus C$0.00 - C$11,745
Profit Sharing C$2,000
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$50,017 - C$95,879
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 74
Hourly Data C$0C$53
Hourly Rate C$35.00
Overtime C$42.10
Annual Data C$0C$95K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$11,745
Profit Sharing C$2,000
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$50,017 - C$95,879
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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.

Linux System Administrator Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$71,614

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

Key Stats for Linux System Administrator

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
10-19 years
90%
20 years or more
10%

Skills That Affect Linux System Administrator Salaries

VMware ESX
▲7%

National Average
C$72,000

▼5%

Apache / Apache HTTP Server
▼7%

Apache HTTP Server
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 15%