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Average Executive Assistant’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Executive Assistants.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1222.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: executive assistant, special assistant and corporate secretary.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $36.42 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned are $25.00 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $44,000 – $60,000.
Employment prospects for executive assistants are good in Canada. Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Executive Assistants in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||24.04||36.06||58.50||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||25.75||36.42||50.31||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||20.00||25.00||38.46||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||15.38||25.00||36.81||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||16.29||25.00||30.62||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||22.60||26.44||37.64||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||20.00||29.31||40.87||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||20.00||28.21||47.18||2018|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||22.86||30.22||34.15||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||19.00||28.70||42.69||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||16.98||25.49||33.33||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||16.00||27.47||38.46||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||15.50||30.77||35.00||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations, which includes executive assistants, is $28.97. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,008, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $52,000.
There are over 35,000 executive assistants working in Canada.