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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
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|Calgary – Alberta*||17.50||26.43||41.81||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||14.00||22.05||39.92||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||11.35||23.00||30.22||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||15.38||21.00||30.00||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||11.00||19.58||22.70||2015|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||14.00||22.00||28.85||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||12.75||24.00||33.00||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||12.50||23.50||32.97||2016|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||12.50||23.50||32.97||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||12.50||23.50||32.97||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||12.82||19.92||24.00||2015|
|Montreal – Quebec||13.00||21.98||32.00||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||14.00||19.45||30.00||2016|
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.