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Average Secretary Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Secretaries (Except Legal and Medical).
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1241.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: secretary, executive secretary, typist, general office worker, administrative support worker and personal secretary.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $26.16 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick at $20.00 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $38,000 – $58,000.
Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will balance job vacancies in this profession for the near future. Job losses are expected, however, job vacancies will be numerous because of the very high retirement rate.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Secretaries in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||18.50||26.16||39.26||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||19.00||26.01||34.62||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||15.00||21.63||28.21||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||15.00||21.00||32.21||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||13.00||20.00||26.49||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||13.93||23.08||28.57||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.50||22.00||33.80||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||14.00||22.19||31.79||2018|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||14.75||20.51||29.00||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||15.00||22.83||28.51||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||14.50||22.00||28.53||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||15.00||21.43||30.00||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||17.00||23.00||33.00||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations, which includes secretaries, is $28.97. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,008, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $52,000.
There are over 200,000 administrative assistants / secretaries working in Canada.