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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 $38.13 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan at $22.00 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $45,000 – $65,000.
Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be larger than job vacancies 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
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|Calgary – Alberta*||23.69||30.34||47.59||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||23.52||38.13||39.07||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||15.00||26.00||27.16||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||15.00||24.29||33.82||2018|
|Fredericton – New Brunswick(3)||15.00||26.00||32.97||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia(1)||18.51||23.50||30.22||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||24.88||26.00||34.41||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||14.90||26.00||34.41||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||14.90||26.00||34.41||2018|
|Hamilton/ Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||14.90||26.00||34.41||2018|
|Prince Edward Island(3)||15.00||26.00||32.97||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||12.50||25.00||32.44||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||14.00||22.00||35.00||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport, which includes library and archive technicians and assistants, is $29.06. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1081, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment unit of $56,000.