Legal Secretary Salary Canada

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Average Legal Secretary’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Legal Secretaries.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1242.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: legal secretary, legal administrative assistants, commercial law secretary, corporate law secretary and legal stenographer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $32.97 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $20.51 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $55,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Legal Secretaries in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 26.47 32.97 37.50 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 25.71 31.69 34.01 2019
Vancouver Island & Coast – British Columbiaa 19.00 24.00 31.28 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.00 20.79 31.76 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 14.77 21.00 29.67 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 18.57 21.63 29.40 2018
Toronto – Ontario 14.00 21.11 34.25 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 17.31 23.09 31.33 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 15.00 21.43 37.50 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 14.00 21.98 28.51 2018
Prince Edward Island 15.00 20.51 29.63 2018
Montreal – Quebec 15.00 21.98 29.20 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 17.60 25.00 32.74 2018

Methodology

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Word processing and formatting correspondence and legal documents
›› Reviewing and proofreading documents
›› Arranging appointments and meetings
›› Determining and establishing office procedures and routines
Comparison with employment group

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

Number In Employment

There are over 45,000 legal Secretaries working in Canada.

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