Education Policy Researchers Salary Canada

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Average Education Policy Researcher’s Salary

The table below details the hourly wages for Education Policy Researchers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this employment is 4166.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: education researcher, curriculum planner, education consultant and education policy officer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $42.95 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Nova Scotia at $29.80 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $60,000 – $80,000.

Employment prospects for education policy researchers, consultants and program officers are good in Canada. Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Education Policy Researchers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*20.8841.0966.112015
Edmonton – Alberta*23.1542.9555.742015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 15.5632.9748.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 19.23 36.5446.00 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 18.0035.1654.952014
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 19.4529.8044.822011
Toronto – Ontario(1) 21.9035.08 48.082014
Ottawa – Ontario 21.9035.08 48.082014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 21.9035.08 48.082014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 21.9035.08 48.082014
Prince Edward Island18.0035.1654.952014
Montreal – Quebec 23.9935.00 44.472014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)25.6439.4248.002014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Conducting research and writing reports on education policies and programs
›› Evaluating curriculum programs and making recommendations
›› Providing ongoing professional training and development
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in law and social, community and government services, which includes education policy researchers, consultants and program officers, is $34.89. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,326, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $69,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 20,000 education policy researchers, consultants and program officers working in Canada.

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