The average salary for an Experienced Senior Systems Administrator in Canada is C$79,624.
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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 …Read more
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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Popular Skills for Senior Systems Administrator
Microsoft Active Directory
Skills in Virtualization and VMware ESX are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Management / Administration, Microsoft Active Directory and System Administration.
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$67,441 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career Senior Systems Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$71,829 based on 95 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$83,647.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Systems Administrator in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 12.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (10.1% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (7.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (19.0% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (12.9% less) and Montréal, Québec (3.4% less).
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