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 1241.

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 $26.16 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick at $20.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $42,000 – $52,000.

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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 18.50 26.16 39.26 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 19.00 26.01 34.62 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 15.00 21.63 28.21 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.00 21.00 32.21 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 13.00 20.00 26.49 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 13.93 23.08 28.57 2018
Toronto – Ontario 14.50 22.00 33.80 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 14.00 22.19 31.79 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 14.25 21.54 29.54 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.00 22.83 28.51 2018
Prince Edward Island 14.50 22.00 28.53 2018
Montreal – Quebec 15.00 21.43 29.97 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 17.00 23.00 33.00 2018

Methodology*

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 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations, which includes administrative assistants, is $28.97. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1008, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $52,000.

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