System Support Administrator Salary (Canada)
A System Support Administrator earns an average salary of C$60,000 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
|Salary||C$38,534 - C$72,966|
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|C$39,020 - C$72,050|
Job Description for System Support Administrator
System administrators install, operate, and maintain hardware and software for an organization's computer system. They typically maintain existing systems, which involves installing new applications and hardware to keep the system current and working efficiently. On a daily basis, system administrators perform scheduled backups, archive files, change user privileges, or repair software and hardware malfunctions. They troubleshoot any problems that arise, responding to calls and emails from users that are experiencing difficulties. Periodic audits of the system need to be conducted a part of the job, as well as the application of patches and upgrades. Additionally, systems administrators maintain the system's security to protect data, hardware, and software from outside attacks.Read More...
An important aspect of the job is problem solving. When a system goes down, system administrators must be able to quickly and accurately fix the problem. Typically, no travel is required, but weekends and evenings may be part of the work schedule (sometimes with little or no advanced notice).
System administrator positions generally require a bachelor's degree in software engineering, computer science, or a related discipline, and these professionals are required to have certification in one or more programming languages. They need to know Windows or Linux server systems, along with the ability to write programs to automate tasks. Depending on the size of the organization, system administrators may work with either a large or small staff; they train and may manage other staff members, as well as help co-workers with their computer problems. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
System Support Administrator Tasks
- Isolate, identify, and troubleshoot issues, and refer problems to management as necessary.
- Maintain, manage, and monitor all aspects of information technology structure.
- Inform internal and external audience of any outages, provide end-user technical support, and maintain the knowledge base.
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