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 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

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 35.9651.9664.262017
Edmonton – Alberta* 29.4436.3643.022017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 25.5040.87 51.002016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 19.00 41.54 52.88 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 20.6738.4643.692016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 21.6341.0052.882016
Toronto – Ontario 23.08 44.00 55.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 27.6941.68 50.002016
London – Ontario 25.0043.00 53.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 25.0043.00 55.002016
Prince Edward Island 20.0039.00 49.042016
Montreal – Quebec(1) 17.0036.06 45.882016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan23.0840.0056.10 2016


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 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.

Number In Employment

There are over 80,000 police officers working in Canada.

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