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Average Receptionist’s and Switchboard Operator’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Receptionists and Switchboard Operators.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1414.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: receptionist, reception clerk, medical receptionist, dental receptionist, switchboard operator and information desk clerk.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $21.17 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $15.90 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. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Receptionists and Switchboard Operators in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||15.00||21.02||32.00||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||15.00||21.17||32.00||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||13.85||18.00||25.00||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||12.00||16.50||23.50||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||11.50||16.00||25.10||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||11.60||17.00||23.00||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.00||17.00||26.00||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||14.00||17.56||24.94||2018|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||14.00||16.00||24.04||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||14.00||16.00||25.00||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||12.25||19.00||27.00||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||12.50||15.90||22.00||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||12.00||18.00||23.00||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for office support occupations, which includes receptionists and switchboard operators, is $24.50. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $884, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $46,000.
There are over 160,000 receptionists working in Canada.
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