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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
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|Calgary – Alberta*||25.57||32.97||41.28||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||23.50||30.22||34.41||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||16.83||24.29||32.00||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||15.00||20.00||27.47||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||11.00||18.95||27.00||2015|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||14.42||19.40||24.73||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.42||27.00||37.00||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||15.38||25.00||33.52||2016|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||15.00||22.00||31.25||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||14.42||24.95||36.06||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||–||–||–||–|
|Montreal – Quebec||15.00||23.67||38.46||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||15.50||26.00||32.97||2016|
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.
There are over 40,000 legal Secretaries working in Canada.