Average Senior Systems Administrator Salary in Canada

C$76,695
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$4,023
Bonus
C$3,250
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The average salary for a Senior Systems Administrator in Canada is C$76,695.
10%
C$58k
MEDIAN
C$77k
90%
C$95k
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Salary
C$58k - C$95k
Bonus
C$520 - C$10k
Profit Sharing
C$979 - C$8k
Total Pay
C$58k - C$100k

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Job Description for Senior Systems Administrator

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.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Systems Administrator

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Popular Skills for Senior Systems Administrator

Skills in System Administration, VMware ESX and Virtualization are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Management / Administration and Microsoft Active Directory.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Administrator

An early career Senior Systems Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$67,219 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career Senior Systems Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$71,897 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Senior Systems Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$79,036 based on 308 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$83,042.
Employees with Senior Systems Administrator in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 13.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (12.4% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (2.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (10.1% less), Montréal, Québec (2.0% less) and London, Ontario (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 533 survey responses.
Early Career
4.3%
Mid Career
18.4%
Experienced
57.8%
Late Career
19.5%