Library | Archive Technician Salary Canada

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Average Library and Archive Technician’s and Assistant’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Library and Archive Technicians and Assistants.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 5211.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: archive technician, library aide, archive assistant, library technician, reference aide and records management technician.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $31.34 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar, Saskatchewan at $19.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $60,000.

Government labour market data indicates that there will continue to be more job seekers than job vacancies in this profession for the near future due to new technologies and the widespread use of the Internet.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Library and Archive Technicians and Assistants

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*21.4131.3444.042015
Edmonton – Alberta*21.6629.4138.462015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 14.5021.0037.762014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.0022.0028.022014
Fredericton – New Brunswick 10.6519.4026.652014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 11.8020.5026.652014
Toronto – Ontario 12.0023.0030.252014
Ottawa – Ontario 12.6621.5830.252014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1) 12.6621.5830.252014
Hamilton/ Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 12.6621.5830.252014
Prince Edward Island16.9029.302011
Montreal – Quebec 20.0024.1832.282014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan11.0019.0028.422014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Codifying and classifying archive books and materials
›› Assisting customers to find books and other resources either manually or using computer searches
›› Checking library books in and out of the library
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport, which includes library and archive technicians and assistants, is $21.98. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $840, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment unit of $44,000.

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