Bookkeeper Salary Canada

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Average Bookkeepers’ Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Bookkeepers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1231.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.

Examples of some job titles are: bookkeeper and bookkeeping clerk.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $24.04 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are $16.00 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 occupation is expected to remain balanced for the near future. Retirements will be the main source of job vacancies in this profession.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Bookkeepers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta12.9824.0435.822014
Edmonton – Alberta12.0020.9133.522014
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 12.0019.00 30.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.00 17.3125.542014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 12.6016.0026.57 2014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 10.7018.00 30.772014
Toronto – Ontario12.0218.00 30.192014
Ottawa – Ontario14.3620.0031.822014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario11.5420.0033.332014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario14.4220.0031.732014
Prince Edward Island 11.0016.0027.15 2014
Montreal – Quebec11.2520.0031.082014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan13.00 20.1928.852014
Salary Bands

The pay information below has been split into rough bands as follows:

Low pay: The bottom 10 percent of workers earn this.
High pay: The top 10 percent of workers earn this.
Average pay: The average wage in this sector after removing the bottom 10 percent and the top 10 percent of workers. Average pay is then calculated on the remaining 80 percent of workers’ wages.
Examples of bookkeepers’ duties:
›› Keeping financial records
›› Reconciling accounts and and preparing financial statements
›› Completing and submiting tax remittance forms
›› Calculating and preparing payments for payrolls, utility, tax and other bills
Comparison with employment group

The largest sector of employment for bookkeepers is professional, scientific and technical services.

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations, which includes bookkeepers, 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.

Number In Employment

There are over 100,000 bookkeepers working in Canada.

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