Administrative Assistant Salary Canada

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Average Administrative Assistants’ / Clerks’ Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Administrative Assistants / Clerks.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1452.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: administrative assistant, administrative clerk, office administration clerk and documentation clerk.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $26.43 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan at $19.45 per hour.

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

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession is expected to remain balanced for the near future. Retirements will be the main source of job vacancies in this occupation.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Administrative Assistants/ Clerks in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*17.5026.4341.812017
Edmonton – Alberta*14.0022.0539.922017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia11.3523.0030.222016
Winnipeg – Manitoba15.3821.0030.002016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick11.0019.5822.702015
Halifax – Nova Scotia14.0022.0028.852016
Toronto – Ontario12.7524.0033.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 12.5023.5032.972016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario12.5023.5032.972016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario12.5023.5032.972016
Prince Edward Island 12.8219.9224.002015
Montreal – Quebec13.0021.9832.002016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan14.0019.4530.002016


Examples of administrative assistants’ / clerks’ duties:
›› Processing forms and documents using computerized and manual processing systems
›› Maintaining and ordering office supplies
›› Preparing reports and presentations
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for office support occupations, which includes administrative assistants, 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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Purchasing and Inventory Clerks

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