Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries Salary Canada

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Average Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuary’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2161.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: mathematician, statistician, actuary, operations research analyst and demographer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Ontario at $45.38 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $27.41 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $90,000.

Employment prospects for mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries are good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will be too few job seekers to fill job vacancies in this profession for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1)36.4442.5861.812015
Edmonton – Alberta*(1)36.4442.5861.812015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia21.9234.9641.72 2013
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.47 34.9964.46 2011
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 20.3533.6360.862011
Halifax – Nova Scotia22.0027.4151.992011
Toronto – Ontario25.0045.3871.432014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario25.0045.3871.432014
Ottawa – Ontario25.0045.3871.432014
London – Ontario(1)25.0045.3871.432014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec20.0035.71 64.102014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan*(1)23.7143.7787.202013


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Analysing and solving problems using mathematical and statistical modelling
›› Using mathematical models to forecast and calculate the probable future costs of insurance and pension benefits
›› Using computers to make graphs, tables and charts of data
Number in employment

There are over 10,000 mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries working in Canada.

Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries, is $38.46. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,500, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $78,000.

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