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 $29.10 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $23.84 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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 20.67 29.10 44.42 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 21.00 28.98 41.94 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 16.50 25.00 30.77 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 17.00 24.04 33.52 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 19.00 25.48 30.00 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 15.38 25.00 42.56 2018
Toronto – Ontario 18.00 26.00 33.33 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 17.00 25.00 33.65 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 18.00 24.04 34.62 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 17.00 25.00 33.65 2018
Prince Edward Island 15.00 23.84 28.85 2018
Montreal – Quebec 17.27 24.73 27.88 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 14.00 27.98 32.53 2018

Methodology

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 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for office support occupations, which includes payroll clerks, is $24.50. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $884, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $46,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 40,000 payroll clerks working in Canada.

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Bookkeepers
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