Office Administrator Salary Canada

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Average Administrative Officers’ Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Administrative Officers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1221.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: administrative officer, office administrator and office manager.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $31.62 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $20.43 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 will be balanced for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Administrative Officers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 20.19 30.58 48.56 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 19.80 31.62 49.30 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 17.00 23.81 39.25 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.00 23.56 34.00 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 14.50 20.71 33.91 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 14.42 21.47 35.71 2018
Toronto – Ontario 15.00 23.76 35.71 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 15.00 24.41 41.00 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 16.00 22.00 33.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.50 22.50 33.52 2018
Prince Edward Island 14.00 20.43 30.77 2018
Montreal – Quebec 17.00 22.74 35.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 17.00 24.04 39.73 2018

Methodology*

Examples of administrative officers’ duties:
›› Overseeing and co-ordinating office administrative procedures
›› Establishing work priorities and delegating work to office support staff
›› Monitoring and/or maintaining equipment and supplies
›› Preparing periodic and special reports, manuals and correspondence
Comparison with employment group

The largest sector of employment for administrative officers is health care and social assistance.

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations, which includes administrative officers, 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.

The following occupations may also be of interest:

Administrative Clerks
Executive Assistants
General Office Clerks
Mail, Postal and Related Clerks
Personnel Clerks
Secretaries

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