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Average Librarian’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Librarians.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 5111.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: librarian, bibliographer, cataloguer, iconographer and information and reference librarian.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $43.55 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan at $24.04 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $80,000.
Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. New technologies and the widespread use of the Internet are expected to continue to reduce demand for this profession. Retirements will be the main source of job vacancies for this position.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Librarians in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||24.24||24.24||47.61||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||21.98||43.55||53.93||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||20.23||28.50||36.38||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||17.00||25.00||37.50||2018|
|Fredericton – New Brunswick(3)||15.53||28.85||43.96||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||15.20||32.97||46.70||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||16.00||28.00||38.46||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||15.00||32.00||41.03||2018|
|London – Ontario||15.00||28.85||41.03||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||26.00||30.00||45.00||2018|
|Prince Edward Island(1)||15.53||28.85||43.96||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||19.50||33.94||41.20||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||15.00||24.04||42.79||2018|
There are over 16,000 librarians, conservators, archivists and curators working in Canada.
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in art and culture, which includes librarians, is $32.29. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,211, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $63,000.