Library | Archive Technician Salary Canada

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Average Library and Archive Technician’s and Assistant’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Library and Archive Technicians and Assistants.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 5211.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: archive technician, library aide, archive assistant, library technician, reference aide and records management technician.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $28.91 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton, New Brunswick at $19.40 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $60,000.

Government labour market data indicates that there will be a balance of job seekers in this profession for the near future. Retirements will be the main source of job vacancies for this position.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Library and Archive Technicians and Assistants

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1)19.5025.1835.572017
Edmonton – Alberta*23.5228.9136.422017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 19.4723.7831.032016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.0022.0028.022014
Fredericton – New Brunswick 10.6519.4026.652014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 16.4521.4332.972015
Toronto – Ontario 14.3427.6244.872016
Ottawa – Ontario 14.3427.6244.872016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 14.3427.6244.872016
Hamilton/ Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 14.3427.6244.872016
Prince Edward Island14.0021.7538.462016
Montreal – Quebec 15.0028.5041.212016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan13.8026.9241.032015


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Codifying and classifying archive books and materials
›› Assisting customers to find books and other resources either manually or using computer searches
›› Checking library books in and out of the library
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport, which includes library and archive technicians and assistants, is $25.95. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $923, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment unit of $48,000.

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