Purchasing Clerk Salary Canada

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Average Purchasing and Inventory Clerk’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Purchasing and Inventory Clerks.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1524.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: purchasing clerk, purchasing and inventory control worker, procurement clerk and inventory clerk.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $27.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal – Quebec at $15.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $30,000 – $45,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Employment growth may remain weak because of the increasing use of new technologies. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Purchasing and Inventory Clerks in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*17.7927.0038.462017
Edmonton – Alberta* 17.5025.0038.462017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 11.3518.0028.852016
Winnipeg – Manitoba11.7520.92 30.002016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)11.0518.0026.492016
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 12.5018.35 30.252014
Toronto – Ontario 11.6016.83 32.252016
Ottawa – Ontario 11.7517.6030.222016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 11.7517.6030.222016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 11.7517.6030.222016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 11.2515.0022.602016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan13.0020.9529.332016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Sourcing and obtaining price quotations from catalogues and suppliers
›› Contacting suppliers to schedule deliveries
›› Preparing and maintaining purchasing files, reports and price lists
Comparison with employment group

The largest sector of employment for purchasing and inventory clerks is wholesale trade.

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for distribution, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations, which includes purchasing and inventory clerks, is $21.98. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $795, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $41,000.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Administrative Clerks
General Office Clerks
Personnel Clerks
Purchasing Agents and Officers
Storekeepers and Parts Clerks

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