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Average Elementary School and Kindergarten Teacher’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4032.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: elementary school teacher, kindergarten teacher and primary school teacher.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Ottawa, Ontario at $41.21 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest, British Columbia at $31.85 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $60,000 – $80,000.
Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. The number of children going to elementary and kindergarten schools is expected to remain stable, which will limit the need for new teaching positions.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||35.82||35.82||52.70||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||18.67||38.54||50.22||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||20.51||31.85||48.08||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||19.50||34.30||48.28||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||24.04||32.91||40.38||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||20.19||34.45||45.67||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||19.23||38.46||50.55||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||20.51||41.21||51.76||2016|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||20.40||38.46||51.28||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||21.98||39.42||52.20||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||20.19||32.05||40.51||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec||22.60||34.13||46.27||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||20.60||34.62||44.92||2016|
There are almost 300,000 elementary school and kindergarten teachers working in Canada.
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in education services, which includes elementary school and kindergarten teachers, is $38.16. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,428, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $74,000.