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What is the salary range for a senior network administrator in Canada?

I have a Bachelor of Business Administration, MCSE, CCNA, CCNP and three years of experience. I was working with a multi-national company in India for Cisco TAC. I am immigrating to Canada soon, and have received a job offer for Senior Network Administrator. What should I quote for my salary expectation?
The best way to answer that question for yourself is to find some IT magazines that cover the Canadian market, and look for salary surveys. That said, I just called a friend in Calgary and he said that with your background, depending on what city you're going to live in, you shouldn't be paid less than CAN$40,000 nor should you expect to make more than CAN$75,000 or so. Of course, as the old Internet acronym goes, YMMV (your mileage may vary). Do some more homework, and if necessary, read some local newspapers, and you should be able to set a completely realistic range for yourself.
Good luck!
This was last published in February 2004

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