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 $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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
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

Methodology*

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 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.

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