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Average Legal Secretary’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Legal Secretaries.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1242.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: legal secretary, commercial law secretary, corporate law secretary and legal stenographer.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $29.18 per hour and the lowest average wages are earned in Saint John, New Brunswick at $14 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $37,000 – $52,000.
Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.
Average Hourly Wages for Legal Secretaries in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||26.03||29.18||32.05||2011|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||25.28||26.37||29.33||2011|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||13.60||19.61||27.00||2008/9|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||–||–||–||–|
|Saint John / Sussex / St. Stephen – New Brunswick||10.00||14.00||17.00||2010|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||11.35||16.90||23.75||2010|
|Toronto – Ontario||13.00||20.89||28.36||2010|
|Ottawa – Ontario||12.75||19.31||27.22||2010|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula / Brantford – Ontario||13.00||19.57||24.75||2010|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie / Guelph – Ontario||14.00||17.61||22.52||2010|
|Prince Edward Island||15.85||18.50||21.15||2010|
|Montreal – Quebec||11.50||15.00||19.50||2007|
|Saskatoon and Rural West – Saskatchewan||12.50||18.55||24.28||2006|
The 2013 full-time average hourly wage rate for financial, secretarial and administrative occupations, which includes legal Secretaries, is $23.54. The 2013 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $840, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment unit of $44,000.