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 New Brunswick at $18.95 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

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 25.5732.9741.282017
Edmonton – Alberta* 23.5030.2234.412017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 16.8324.29 32.002016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.00 20.00 27.47 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)11.0018.9527.002015
Halifax – Nova Scotia 14.4219.4024.732016
Toronto – Ontario 14.4227.00 37.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 15.3825.0033.522016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 15.0022.0031.252016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 14.4224.9536.062016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 15.0023.67 38.462016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan15.5026.0032.972016


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations, which includes legal secretaries, 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.

Number In Employment

There are over 40,000 legal Secretaries working in Canada.

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