Accounting Salary Canada

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Average Accounting and Related Clerks’ Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Accounting and Related Clerks.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1431.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.

Examples of some job titles are: accounting clerk, finance clerk, income tax return preparer and auditing clerk.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia at $22.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg, Manitoba at $18.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $45,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be sufficient to fill the job vacancies in this occupation in the future. Retirements will be the main source of job openings for this position.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Accounting and Related Clerks in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*17.0024.1537.872015
Edmonton – Alberta*17.0324.1833.632015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia15.0022.0028.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba12.6718.0026.002014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick12.6018.9026.152014
Halifax – Nova Scotia14.0018.4625.992014
Toronto – Ontario12.0020.1928.212014
Ottawa – Ontario14.0620.6828.212014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario13.0019.2332.002014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario13.2219.5228.852014
Prince Edward Island13.4021.0027.002014
Montreal – Quebec11.9618.8526.102014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan14.0020.4328.002014


Examples of duties in this occupation:
›› Calculating, preparing and issuing documents relating to accounts
›› Preparing cost statements or reports
›› Reconciling transactions in a ledger or computer system
›› Keeping records of costs such as labour and materials
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for office support occupations, which includes accounting and related clerks, is $20.31. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $769, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $40,000.

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Administrative Clerks
Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Clerks
Data Entry Clerks
General Office Clerks
Payroll Clerks
Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Clerks

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