C$58,456
Avg. Salary
C$24.01
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$2,540

Bonus

C$1,475

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Systems Administrator is C$24.01 per hour.

The average pay for a Systems Administrator is C$58,456 per year.

C$15.73
10%
C$24.01
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C$38.44
90%
MEDIAN C$24.01
C$42k
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C$58k
50%
C$79k
90%
MEDIAN C$58,456
C$42,499 - C$78,659
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C$79K
MEDIAN: C$58,456
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90%
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MEDIAN: C$24.01
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C$0C$80K
Salary C$42,499 - C$78,659
Bonus C$402 - C$6,155
Profit Sharing C$288 - C$5,135
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$40,684 - C$80,560
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,394
Hourly Data C$0C$60
Hourly Rate C$15.73 - C$38.44
Overtime C$25.54 - C$60.00
Annual Data C$0C$80K
Bonus C$402 - C$6,155
Profit Sharing C$288 - C$5,135
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$40,684 - C$80,560
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 215

Job Description for Systems Administrator

Systems administrators - also called sysadmins - are responsible for ensuring their organization's computer systems are well maintained and operate reliably. Tasks performed by systems administrators include performing regular systems and security monitoring, handling backup procedures and helping set up, maintain and delete user accounts as required. They are also responsible for developing and maintaining relevant procedures and standards. ensuring that hardware and systems work as expected and maintaining archives as needed. Additionally, systems administrators provide technical support related to systems within their organization as needed . They also handle patches and upgrades to ensure that systems are maximally efficient and effective.

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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.

Systems Administrator Pay By Employer

$0$116K

$69,048

$62,891

$58,079

$69,773

$61,445

$76,396

U.S. Army
17 profiles
$60,100

Raytheon Co.
16 profiles
$69,055

Leidos
14 profiles
$65,429

$66,466

Common Career Paths for Systems Administrator


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Popular Skills for Systems Administrator

Pay by Experience Level for Systems Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Systems Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Systems Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$51,000 based on 370 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Systems Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$60,000 based on 328 salaries. An experienced Systems Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$67,000 based on 251 salaries. A Systems Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$63,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$58,573

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

Systems Administrator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Systems Administrator?

Systems Administrator in Saskatoon:
Pros:
Cons: I'm responsible for everything IT related in the entire company.

Systems Administrator in Amherst:
Take any job you can at first to get your foot in the door.

Systems Administrator in Halifax:
Pros: The challenge and all the interesting projects I'm working on.
Cons: The lack of business process and advance planning. The lack of internal communication.

Systems Administrator in Saskatoon:
Systems administration is not a glorious career, actually quite the opposite. People generally dislike you because the only time they see you is when things are broken and you have a million other things to do. It is a very challenging career and also very rewarding.

Systems Administrator in Vancouver:
"Don't Sweat The Small Stuff."
No matter what you think when you get out of school -- you don't know everything, hell you practically don't know anything. Learn all you can about everything. Troubleshooting is probably your most valuable skill, hone it. Learn about network monitoring tools and automation as much as possible -- make it look like you know everything before it happens. Don't talk techno-babble at end-users, but try not to sound condescending either (that one tends to be tougher than you'd think). Don't be a walking stereotype -- wear clothes that fit, groom yourself, try not to be that creepy IT guy. IT tends to be a thankless job, when things break they're screaming at you to fix them -- and wondering why you can't keep the systems running, and when things are running smoothly they're wondering why they need so many IT guys... Relax, be thankful, remember if they could do what we do they would and we'd have to find something else to do...

Systems Administrator in Vancouver:
"Challenging And Interesting Work And Rarely A Dull Moment."
Pros: There is always something new to learn. I get to work with cool technology. There's a lot of problem solving. The work is clean and easy going.
Cons: Being on call for emergencies 24/7 can be disruptive to personal life.

Systems Administrator in Prince George:
"Learn how to Learn Fast"
Being a good SysAdmin is about knowing something about almost everything, and being able to quickly fill in any gaps in your knowledge. When starting out, not many people will have a broad experience base. Don't read the manual from cover to cover, start with what you know and pick out the bits that you need to know. Figure out how to make it work, then go back to learning and make it work well. Don't stop when the clock says the day is over, finish what you're doing. Be the person that answers the phone a few minutes after, as helping someone with their problem when they're having it means you are dedicated.

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Key Stats for Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 274 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Systems Administrator Salaries

▲15%

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
C$59,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Systems Administrator Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 274 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 10%