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 Toronto and Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie, Ontario at $44.87 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest, British Columbia at $31.32 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $60,000 – $90,000.

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

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 27.7535.8246.712017
Edmonton – Alberta* 22.1638.5451.032017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 19.2331.32 48.082016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 21.7539.4253.30 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 26.6736.0640.382016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 20.0037.0243.962016
Toronto – Ontario 22.50 44.87 54.732016
Ottawa – Ontario 31.7344.23 52.752016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 25.6444.7154.402016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 28.0044.87 55.382016
Prince Edward Island 26.6735.9041.672016
Montreal – Quebec 18.2733.1745.672016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 27.8837.6950.772016


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in education services, which includes secondary school teachers, is $38.16. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,428, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $74,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 150,000 secondary school teachers working in Canada.

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