System Administrator, Computer / Network with Linux Skills Salary (Canada)

The average pay for a System Administrator, Computer / Network with Linux skills is C$54,524 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

C$39,450 - C$78,823
C$39K
C$56K
C$79K
MEDIAN: C$55,793
10%
50%
90%
C$18.67 - C$26.71
C$23
MEDIAN: C$22.50
50%
C$0C$80K
Salary C$39,450 - C$78,823
Bonus C$600 - C$13,000
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$39,973 - C$80,503
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 70
Hourly Data C$0C$33
Hourly Rate C$22.50
Overtime C$32.27
Annual Data C$0C$80K
Bonus C$600 - C$13,000
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$39,973 - C$80,503
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for System Administrator, Computer / Network

A computer/network system administrator is responsible for the maintenance of the technological systems of an organization. The position typically requires a B.A. in a field such as computer science or information technology, and related engineering certifications (for example by Microsoft or Cisco) are also preferred. A system administrator must be flexible, able to manage a variety of tasks and problems, and have good troubleshooting skills. Communication skills, both verbal and written, are also essential. A system administrator will also often be responsible for handling confidential information and data; certain government positions require a security clearance. The specific technological knowledge and skills vary widely according to the specific needs of the business or organization, but will include a range of hardware, programs, and systems, including standard Microsoft business software. The system administrator will install, configure, maintain, and upgrade Microsoft Windows server operating systems and applications and other systems as appropriate, and will recognize and troubleshoot problems with server hardware and applications software. Other responsibilities may include establishing and documenting standards and procedures, maintaining inventory of technological devices, working with outside vendors, and maintaining backup systems. The job requires flexibility to coordinate with other schedules and may require work after normal business hours. Depending on the layout of the business, significant physical activity is also potentially necessary. A system administrator may be hired directly by an organization to provide service for its technological needs, or may work for a technology consulting firm which provides system administration services to a variety of customers. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


System Administrator, Computer / Network Tasks

  • Establish and document standards and procedures.
  • Install, configure, maintain, and upgrade Microsoft Windows server operating systems and applications.
  • Recognize and troubleshoot problems with server hardware and applications software.

System Administrator, Computer / Network Job Listings

Key Stats for System Administrator, Computer / Network

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects System Administrator, Computer / Network Salaries

Mid-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
C$56,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 12%