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Average Occupations in Public Relation’s and Communication’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Occupations in Public Relations and Communications.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1123.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: press secretary, publicist, communications officer, media relations officer, public relations officer and information officer.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Ottawa – Ontario at $34.62 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton, New Brunswick at $24.04 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $70,000.
Employment prospects for professional occupations in public relations and communications are good in Canada as their profession remains in high demand.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Occupations in Public Relations and Communications in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||18.94||31.83||68.27||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||15.77||32.78||59.28||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||16.50||28.85||48.72||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||17.00||28.85||44.87||2018|
|Fredericton – New Brunswick||15.00||24.04||43.27||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||18.50||28.32||46.70||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||16.00||30.29||51.28||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||16.82||34.62||51.65||2018|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||16.00||26.75||42.05||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo /Barrie – Ontario||18.87||30.77||48.00||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||13.38||28.38||40.00||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||17.00||27.47||48.08||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||17.31||30.22||44.23||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in business and finance, which includes professional occupations in public relations and communications, is $39.57. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,400, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $73,000.
There are over 146,000 people working in professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations in Canada.