High School Teacher Salary Canada

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Average High School Teacher’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for High School Teachers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4031.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: secondary school teacher and high school teacher.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary – Alberta at $53.89 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan at $35.71 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $75,000 – $95,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. The number of students going to high schools should remain stable, which will limit the need for new teaching positions.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for High School Teachers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 38.49 53.89 103.44 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 29.55 45.48 51.83 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 25.38 38.46 51.48 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 22.50 41.03 52.75 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 23.34 36.06 41.83 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 22.80 40.00 45.69 2018
Toronto – Ontario 21.98 45.67 55.02 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 24.04 46.15 64.00 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 21.15 43.27 52.88 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 31.73 45.05 56.80 2018
Prince Edward Island 25.00 36.88 41.03 2018
Montreal – Quebec 25.00 35.98 50.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 24.92 35.71 48.72 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Preparing subject lessons for presentation to students
›› Teaching students using lectures, discussions, laboratory work and other methods
›› Preparing, administering, marking and correcting tests
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in education services, which includes includes secondary school teachers, is $40.97. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,538, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $80,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 140,000 secondary school teachers working in Canada.

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