Purchasing Clerk Salary Canada

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Average Purchasing and Inventory Clerk’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Purchasing and Inventory Clerks.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1474.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: purchasing clerk, procurement clerk and inventory clerk.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $21.79 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick at $14.45 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $30,000 – $45,000.

Government data indicates that there will be more than enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Employment growth will remain weak because of the increasing use of new technologies. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Purchasing and Inventory Clerks in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta13.1221.7938.462014
Edmonton – Alberta 12.0019.0041.352014
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 12.0020.0025.962014
Winnipeg – Manitoba11.5018.20 23.102014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)10.6514.4525.002014
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 12.5018.35 30.252014
Toronto – Ontario 11.2516.43 36.062014
Ottawa – Ontario 11.6418.0029.232014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 11.6418.0029.232014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 13.5021.0028.002014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec(1) 11.1317.5030.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan11.2521.0036.172014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Sourcing and obtaining price quotations from catalogues and suppliers
›› Contacting suppliers to schedule deliveries
›› Preparing and maintaining purchasing files, reports and price lists
Comparison with employment group

The largest sector of employment for purchasing and inventory clerks is wholesale trade.

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for office support occupations, which includes purchasing and inventory 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.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Administrative Clerks
General Office Clerks
Personnel Clerks
Purchasing Agents and Officers
Storekeepers and Parts Clerks

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