An Entry-Level Systems Administrator earns an average salary of C$51,040 per year.

C$39,098 - C$66,346
C$39K
C$51K
C$66K
MEDIAN: C$50,767
10%
50%
90%
C$15.87 - C$30.72
C$16
C$22
C$31
MEDIAN: C$21.51
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$67K
Salary C$39,098 - C$66,346
Bonus C$293 - C$5,236
Profit Sharing C$304 - C$3,118
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$38,448 - C$67,852
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 646
Hourly Data C$0C$48
Hourly Rate C$15.87 - C$30.72
Overtime C$20.28 - C$48.48
Annual Data C$0C$67K
Bonus C$293 - C$5,236
Profit Sharing C$304 - C$3,118
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$38,448 - C$67,852
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 119

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 Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$51,019

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

Systems Administrator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Systems Administrator in Toronto:
"Keep learning."
Dont be afraid. Step outside your comfort zone.

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

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 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.

Key Stats for Systems Administrator

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
30%

Skills That Affect Systems Administrator Salaries



▲5%

Windows Server 2008 R2
▲3%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▲3%

Virtualization
▲2%



National Average
C$51,000


▼1%


Microsoft Access
▼4%


HTML
▼5%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 11%