Average Experienced Senior Systems Administrator Salary in Canada

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The average salary for an Experienced Senior Systems Administrator in Canada is C$79,624.
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C$60k - C$97k
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C$986 - C$10k
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C$62k - C$101k

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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.

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Popular Skills for Senior Systems Administrator

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.
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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