Accounting Salary Canada

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Average Accounting and Related Clerks’ Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Accounting and Related Clerks.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1431.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.

Examples of some job titles are: accounting clerk, finance clerk, income tax return preparer and auditing clerk.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton – Alberta at $26.34 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick at $19.45 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $45,000 – $55,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be sufficient to fill the job vacancies in this occupation in the future. Retirements will be the main source of job openings for this position.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Accounting and Related Clerks in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 18.50 25.00 36.06 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 19.25 26.34 35.44 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 16.65 24.73 33.65 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.00 20.00 27.69 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 13.70 19.45 25.00 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 14.50 19.71 27.69 2018
Toronto – Ontario 15.00 21.00 30.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 15.90 22.67 34.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.38 21.48 28.85 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 15.00 21.00 28.21 2018
Prince Edward Island 14.00 20.51 28.00 2018
Montreal – Quebec 15.00 20.51 29.25 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 13.00 22.50 30.73 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties in this occupation:
›› Calculating, preparing and issuing documents relating to accounts
›› Preparing cost statements or reports
›› Reconciling transactions in a ledger or computer system
›› Keeping records of costs such as labour and materials
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for office support occupations, which includes accounting and related clerks, is $24.50. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $884, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $46,000.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Administrative Clerks
Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Clerks
Bookkeepers
Data Entry Clerks
General Office Clerks
Payroll Clerks
Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Clerks

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