The average pay for a Mid-Career Senior Systems Administrator is C$70,902 per year.

C$55,857 - C$88,473
C$56K
C$72K
C$88K
MEDIAN: C$71,506
10%
50%
90%
C$24.51 - C$49.84
C$25
C$32
C$50
MEDIAN: C$32.50
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$92K
Salary C$55,857 - C$88,473
Bonus C$511 - C$7,835
Profit Sharing C$2,984
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$56,394 - C$92,904
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 180
Hourly Data C$0C$71
Hourly Rate C$24.51 - C$49.84
Overtime C$29.49 - C$71.75
Annual Data C$0C$92K
Bonus C$511 - C$7,835
Profit Sharing C$2,984
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$56,394 - C$92,904
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$72,578

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Senior Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
5-9 years
62%
10-19 years
38%

Skills That Affect Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
▲9%

Cisco Networking
▲7%

VMware ESX
▲3%

Microsoft SQL Server
▲2%

Citrix
▲2%

Virtualization
▲1%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▲1%

Linux
▼0%

IT Security & Infrastructure
▼0%

Microsoft Exchange
▼0%

National Average
C$73,000

Microsoft Active Directory
▼1%

Network Management / Administration
▼1%

System Administration
▼3%

Windows 2003 Server
▼7%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 3%