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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
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|Calgary – Alberta*||22.12||31.17||44.52||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||21.96||29.33||39.80||2017|
|Lower Mainland / Southwest – British Columbia||15.00||23.51||32.56||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||16.35||23.00||28.94||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||16.71||22.93||30.26||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||16.11||20.51||28.21||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.00||24.04||38.00||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||13.00||22.53||33.65||2016|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||14.00||22.56||35.70||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||13.75||21.98||33.52||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||13.32||23.08||32.41||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec||11.50||25.71||40.00||2015|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||15.58||23.00||30.29||2016|
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.
There are over 39,000 payroll clerks working in Canada.
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