High School Teacher Salary Canada

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Average High School Teacher’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for High School Teachers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4031.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: secondary school teacher and high school teacher.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie, Ontario at $43.27 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $31.62 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $60,000 – $80,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. The number of students going to high schools should remain stable, which will limit the need for new teaching positions.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for High School Teachers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 22.0137.9251.492015
Edmonton – Alberta* 24.9339.1558.002015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 19.2333.00 43.962014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 23.0036.6751.28 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 21.6332.6938.942014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 14.4232.9743.962014
Toronto – Ontario 22.44 38.94 52.202014
Ottawa – Ontario 25.0039.10 52.752014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 25.0041.2155.112014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 24.2343.27 53.302014
Prince Edward Island 24.0431.6238.462014
Montreal – Quebec 22.5033.6544.592014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 23.5836.9250.002014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Preparing subject lessons for presentation to students
›› Teaching students using lectures, discussions, laboratory work and other methods
›› Preparing, administering, marking and correcting tests
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in education services, which includes secondary school teachers, is $37.18. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,384, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $72,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 100,000 secondary school teachers working in Canada.

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