The average pay for a Senior Systems Administrator in Calgary, Alberta is C$82,964 per year. A skill in Citrix is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

C$58,305 - C$103,697
C$58K
C$82K
C$100K
MEDIAN: C$81,664
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$107K
Salary C$58,305 - C$103,697
Bonus C$511 - C$12,234
Profit Sharing C$5,000
Total Pay (?
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C$59,745 - C$107,244
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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.

Senior Systems Administrator Job Listings

Key Stats for Senior Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
C$83,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Skills That Affect Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

Citrix
▲40%

System Administration
▲6%

Microsoft Active Directory
▲3%

VMware ESX
▲1%

National Average
C$83,000

Virtualization
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 3%