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Average Bookkeepers’ Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Bookkeepers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1311.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.
Examples of some job titles are: bookkeeper, accounting technician and bookkeeping 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 in Prince Edward Island at $18.00 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $50,000.
Government data indicates that the labour market for this occupation is expected to remain balanced for the near future. Retirements will be the main source of job vacancies in this profession.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Bookkeepers in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||19.00||26.43||37.80||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||19.35||26.26||43.77||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||13.85||23.08||36.54||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||13.85||20.67||35.00||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||14.00||24.73||36.06||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||15.00||23.36||28.85||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||15.00||22.14||35.00||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||14.00||24.52||35.90||2018|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||15.38||21.33||36.94||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||16.25||24.04||33.12||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||13.00||18.00||27.50||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||14.00||22.38||35.00||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||15.00||23.08||38.46||2018|
The largest sector of employment for bookkeepers is professional, scientific and technical services.
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for finance, insurance and related business administrative occupations, which includes bookkeepers, is $29.57. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,021, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $53,000.
There are over 150,000 bookkeepers and accounting technicians working in Canada.