Administrative Assistant Salary Canada

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Average Administrative Assistants’ / Clerks’ Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Administrative Assistants / Clerks.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1441.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: administrative assistant, administrative clerk, office administration clerk and documentation clerk.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $23.78 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $19.23 per hour.

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

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession is expected to remain balanced for the near future. Retirements will be the main source of job vacancies in this occupation.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Administrative Assistants/ Clerks in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta15.0023.0030.652014
Edmonton – Alberta15.3823.7831.112014
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia13.1321.2328.142014
Winnipeg – Manitoba13.0020.2527.122014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick11.0020.0026.672014
Halifax – Nova Scotia14.4220.4426.672014
Toronto – Ontario12.5020.0430.222014
Ottawa – Ontario 13.0022.2931.002014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario11.4321.0028.212014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 13.4621.6034.072014
Prince Edward Island 12.5020.0026.672014
Montreal – Quebec11.0019.2328.212014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan14.0019.6428.002014


Examples of administrative assistants’ / clerks’ duties:
›› Processing forms and documents using computerized and manual processing systems
›› Maintaining and ordering office supplies
›› Preparing reports and presentations
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for office support occupations, which includes administrative assistants / 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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Purchasing and Inventory Clerks

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