Public Relations | Communications | Media Salary Canada

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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

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

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Preparing or overseeing press releases, speeches and presentations
›› Overseeing publicity events and special promotions
›› Acting as a spokesperson and answering enquiries
Comparison with employment group

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.

Number in employment

There are over 146,000 people working in professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations in Canada.

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