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Average Social Work Salary in Canada
The table above details the hourly wages for Social Workers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4152.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.
Examples of some job titles are: social worker, certified social worker and registered social worker.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $45.65 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax – Nova Scotia at $29.18 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $60,000 – $90,000.
Employment prospects for social workers are good in Canada. Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. School leavers are expected to account for almost 90% of job seekers.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Social Workers in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||26.33||45.65||52.45||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||22.53||45.16||53.76||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||19.12||32.00||41.00||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||18.00||30.77||43.44||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||14.80||32.69||39.00||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||18.00||29.18||42.00||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||24.00||38.00||51.28||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||18.03||30.00||38.71||2018|
|London – Ontario||19.56||34.00||47.00||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||18.54||36.00||46.15||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||24.57||34.34||42.00||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||19.00||35.00||43.96||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||22.27||32.87||50.00||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in law and social, community and government services, which includes social workers, is $40.77. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,435, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $75,000.
There are over 73,000 social workers, probation & parole officers and related occupations working in Canada.