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Average Social Work Salary in Canada
The table above details the hourly wages for Social Workers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4152.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.
Examples of some job titles are: social worker, certified social worker and registered social worker.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $40.60 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $24.87 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $55,000 – $80,000.
Employment prospects for social workers are good in Canada. It is expected that there will be an increase in demand for this profession in response to the needs of the aging population.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Social Workers in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||23.19||40.60||50.92||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||17.03||24.87||50.94||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||17.50||29.81||42.00||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||19.23||30.20||38.50||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||15.00||31.25||37.08||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||26.00||30.77||44.00||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||18.50||34.00||45.00||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||23.00||36.00||49.45||2016|
|London – Ontario||20.00||34.00||45.05||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||17.50||34.35||48.90||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||17.50||30.77||40.00||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec||18.00||29.50||45.00||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||20.92||33.00||45.00||2016|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in law and social, community and government services, which includes social workers, is $37.73. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,353, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $70,000.
There are over 70,000 social workers, probation & parole officers and related occupations working in Canada.