Senior Systems Administrator in Toronto, Ontario Salary (Canada)

A Senior Systems Administrator in Toronto, Ontario earns an average salary of C$76,351 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are IT Security & Infrastructure and Linux.

C$54,730 - C$92,358
C$55K
C$74K
C$92K
MEDIAN: C$73,988
10%
50%
90%
C$34.39 - C$61.04
C$50
MEDIAN: C$50.46
50%
C$0C$99K
Salary C$54,730 - C$92,358
Bonus C$511 - C$11,011
Profit Sharing C$5,000
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$55,378 - C$99,902
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 96
Hourly Data C$0C$70
Hourly Rate C$50.46
Overtime C$60.00
Annual Data C$0C$99K
Bonus C$511 - C$11,011
Profit Sharing C$5,000
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$55,378 - C$99,902
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Senior Systems Administrator

Senior system administrators manage a team of system administrators as well as other employees of the IT department. They are responsible for designing, planning, putting into place, and having the highest level of performance as an expert in the system administration for computers and their complex operating systems. With this, senior system administrators research and select upgrades, software and other necessities for their company's computer systems. They also work with other administrators and the IT department to resolve or implement new hardware for computers, printers and other service systems for the company. Senior administrators are also responsible for training and supervising new employees that would work under them. They must be well versed in technology and have a strong ability to plan, organize, evaluate and redesign system designs to have them work better for the company. In addition, senior systems administrators must have strong communication skills (both verbal and written), be a team player and perform difficult tasks well under pressure.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Senior Systems Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Systems Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$64,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Systems 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$77,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Senior Systems Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$81,000 based on 28 salaries. A Senior Systems 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$70,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Senior Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

▲5%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
C$77,000

Late-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

IT Security & Infrastructure
▲18%

Linux
▲17%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
▲11%

VMware ESX
▲9%

Microsoft Exchange
▲9%


Virtualization
▲6%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲2%

System Administration
▼0%

National Average
C$77,000

Network Management / Administration
▼1%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼2%

Windows 2003 Server
▼2%

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
▼4%

Cisco Networking
▼5%

Citrix
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 8%