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 Calgary – Alberta at $25.30 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax – Nova Scotia at $18.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $45,000.

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

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*19.2325.3044.182017
Edmonton – Alberta*17.3124.2935.212017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia13.021.0030.002016
Winnipeg – Manitoba13.0018.5127.182016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick12.0018.9025.992016
Halifax – Nova Scotia12.5018.0025.002016
Toronto – Ontario14.0020.0030.292016
Ottawa – Ontario14.6620.5133.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario14.0020.1927.042016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario13.0021.0028.132016
Prince Edward Island13.5020.5127.182016
Montreal – Quebec13.0020.0028.702016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan13.7524.0031.252016


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for office support occupations, which includes accounting and related clerks, is $22.13. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $805, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $42,000.

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

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