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Average Canadian Legal Secretary’s Salary — Legal Secretaries’ Wages 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.
The pay information below has been split into rough bands as follows:
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.
The largest sector of employment for legal secretaries is professional, scientific and technical services. The average weekly earnings for the professional, scientific and technical services sector as a whole were $1237.65 in 2012, an increase of 0.3% on the previous year. Assuming an average working week of 36 hours, hourly average earnings in the sector for 2012 are $34.78.
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|
* 5th percentile, median, 95th percentile bands used.