Payroll Clerk Salary Canada

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Average Payroll Clerk’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Payroll Clerks.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1432.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.

Examples of some job titles are: payroll clerk, payroll administrators, payroll officer and pay advisor.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $31.17 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax – Nova Scotia at $20.51 per hour.

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

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Most job vacancies will arise from retirements.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Payroll Clerks in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*22.1231.1744.522017
Edmonton – Alberta*21.9629.3339.802017
Lower Mainland / Southwest – British Columbia 15.0023.5132.562016
Winnipeg – Manitoba16.3523.0028.942016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 16.7122.9330.262016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 16.1120.5128.212016
Toronto – Ontario 14.00 24.0438.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 13.0022.5333.652016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 14.0022.5635.702016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 13.7521.98 33.522016
Prince Edward Island13.3223.0832.412016
Montreal – Quebec 11.5025.7140.002015
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan15.5823.0030.292016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Calculating pay and benefit entitlements for staff
›› Preparing T4 statements and other statements
›› Checking what hours staff have worked, and what leave they’ve taken
›› Keeping staff records up to date
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for office support occupations, which includes payroll clerks, is $22.13. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $805, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $42,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 39,000 payroll clerks working in Canada.

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