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 Calgary, Alberta at $27.99 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island and Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick at $19.23 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $38,000 – $48,000.

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

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*15.0027.9947.542017
Edmonton – Alberta*18.0028.1147.482017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 14.0023.5031.632016
Winnipeg – Manitoba15.00 21.63 36.262016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick14.4219.2326.222016
Halifax – Nova Scotia12.6720.0030.512016
Toronto – Ontario 14.4223.1036.262016
Ottawa – Ontario16.0026.4437.442016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario14.0023.0235.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario14.5022.2234.622016
Prince Edward Island 13.0019.2331.252016
Montreal – Quebec17.0023.0033.762016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan14.9823.7738.462016


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations, which includes administrative officers, is $26.37. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $945, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $49,000.

The following occupations may also be of interest:

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

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