Average Mid-Career Senior Systems Administrator Salary in Canada

C$71,829
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$3,914
Bonus
C$2,500
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Senior Systems Administrator in Canada is C$71,829.
10%
C$56k
MEDIAN
C$72k
90%
C$92k
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Salary
C$56k - C$92k
Bonus
C$513 - C$8k
Profit Sharing
C$507 - C$8k
Total Pay
C$57k - C$95k

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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 System Administration, VMware ESX and Virtualization are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Management / Administration and Microsoft Active Directory.

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. An experienced Senior Systems Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$79,624 based on 288 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 Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 11.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (8.1% more) and Ottawa, Ontario (6.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Vancouver, British Columbia (1.8% less) and Montréal, Québec (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 416 survey responses.
Early Career
5.5%
Experienced
69.2%
Late Career
25.2%