Average Systems Administrator Salary

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The average salary for a Systems Administrator is C$58,854.
MEDIAN C$58,854
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C$43k - C$79k
C$416 - C$7k
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C$300 - C$5k
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C$41k - C$81k

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Job Description for Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator Tasks
  • Build, configure, and troubleshoot software and hardware enhancements, application deployments and infrastructure up-grades.
  • Diagnose and correct computer systems issues.
  • Provide hands-on system administration support, system maintenance and operations support.
  • Recommend software and hardware enhancements.

Popular Employer Salaries for Systems Administrator

The top respondents for the job title Systems Administrator are from the companies CGI Group Inc., Boehmer Box and Distributel. Reported salaries are highest at Boehmer Box where the average pay is C$64,485. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include KPMG, LLP, earning around C$59,714. Distributel pays the lowest at around C$51,120. CGI Group Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying C$51,415.

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Popular Skills for Systems Administrator

Skills in Network Management / Administration, Windows Server 2012 R2, VMware ESX and System Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Active Directory.

Pay by Experience Level for Systems Administrator

An entry-level Systems Administrator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$44,867 based on 113 salaries. An early career Systems Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$51,358 based on 595 salaries. A mid-career Systems Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$60,622 based on 581 salaries. An experienced Systems Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$67,968 based on 458 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$69,174.
Employees with Systems Administrator in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 12.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (10.0% more) and Toronto, Ontario (4.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (12.0% less), Ottawa, Ontario (5.9% less) and Montréal, Québec (2.2% less).

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