Office Administrator Salary Canada

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Average Administrative Officers’ Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Administrative Officers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1221.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: administrative officer, office administrator and office manager.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $32.58 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $19.23 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $38,000 – $48,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Administrative Officers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*20.0032.5856.142015
Edmonton – Alberta*21.6330.4949.152015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 13.8522.0033.332014
Winnipeg – Manitoba13.19 21.00 31.702014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick13.0019.4530.772014
Halifax – Nova Scotia13.0019.2328.722014
Toronto – Ontario 14.2322.6036.062014
Ottawa – Ontario14.0024.0435.002013
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario13.2022.0535.902014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario13.5021.6331.252014
Prince Edward Island 12.2519.2531.412014
Montreal – Quebec13.0020.9228.412014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan15.3821.9234.722014


Examples of administrative officers’ duties:
›› Overseeing and co-ordinating office administrative procedures
›› Establishing work priorities and delegating work to office support staff
›› Monitoring and/or maintaining equipment and supplies
›› Preparing periodic and special reports, manuals and correspondence
Comparison with employment group

The largest sector of employment for administrative officers is health care and social assistance.

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations, which includes administrative officers, is $24.04. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $919, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $48,000.

The following occupations may also be of interest:

Administrative Clerks
Executive Assistants
General Office Clerks
Mail, Postal and Related Clerks
Personnel Clerks

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