Payroll Clerk Salary Canada

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Average Payroll Clerk’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Payroll Clerks.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1432.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.

Examples of some job titles are: payroll clerk, payroll officer and pay advisor.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $28.52 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto, New Brunswick at $21.01 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $55,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Most job vacancies will arise from retirements.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Payroll Clerks in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1)20.4228.5240.512015
Edmonton – Alberta*(1)20.4228.5240.512015
Lower Mainland / Southwest – British Columbia 13.7524.0433.652014
Winnipeg – Manitoba14.5022.0028.002014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 13.0021.0129.742014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 15.0022.1229.602014
Toronto – Ontario 12.50 25.8036.062014
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 14.0024.7933.332014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 14.0024.7933.332014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 12.5021.26 32.662014
Prince Edward Island13.8523.3033.332014
Montreal – Quebec 11.5024.1540.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan15.0021.6327.882014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Calculating pay and benefit entitlements for staff
›› Preparing T4 statements and other statements
›› Checking what hours staff have worked, and what leave they’ve taken
›› Keeping staff records up to date
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for office support occupations, which includes payroll clerks, is $20.31. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $769, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $40,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 50,000 payroll clerks working in Canada.

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