Police Officer Salary Canada (Except Commissioned)

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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 Alberta at $52.96 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island and Montreal – Quebec at $40.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $90,000 – $110,000.

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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 44.33 52.96 59.36 2019
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 44.33 52.96 59.36 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 28.00 42.00 53.85 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 25.61 46.56 54.81 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 33.47 41.35 51.92 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 25.00 41.78 45.00 2018
Toronto – Ontario 27.00 44.23 57.95 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 30.00 47.00 56.25 2018
London – Ontario 34.19 45.19 57.69 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 32.62 45.67 58.17 2018
Prince Edward Island 24.50 40.00 44.71 2018
Montreal – Quebec 23.00 40.00 49.58 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 26.04 46.00 54.00 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Patrolling selected areas to maintain public safety and order and to enforce laws and regulations
›› Investigating crimes and accidents
›› Arresting criminal suspects
›› Helping people in a wide range of emergencies
›› Visiting schools to give talks
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for occupations in front-line public protection services, which includes police officers, is $46.54. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,923, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $100,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 75,000 police officers working in Canada.

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