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Average Police Officer’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Police Officers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4311.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: police officer, royal canadian mounted police (RCMP) officer, highway patrol officer, detective and patrol officer.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $51.96 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Quebec at $36.06 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $100,000.
Employment prospects for police officers are good in Canada. Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Police Officers in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||35.96||51.96||64.26||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||29.44||36.36||43.02||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||25.50||40.87||51.00||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||19.00||41.54||52.88||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||20.67||38.46||43.69||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||21.63||41.00||52.88||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||23.08||44.00||55.00||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||27.69||41.68||50.00||2016|
|London – Ontario||25.00||43.00||53.00||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||25.00||43.00||55.00||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||20.00||39.00||49.04||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec(1)||17.00||36.06||45.88||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||23.08||40.00||56.10||2016|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for occupations in front-line public protection services, which includes police officers, is $41.84. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1731, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $90,000.
There are over 80,000 police officers working in Canada.