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Average University Professor’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for University Professors and Lecturers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4011.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: university professor, university lecturer, university visiting scholar and university instructor.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $54.72 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax – Nova Scotia at $39.42 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $80,000 – $110,000.
Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. However, there may still be shortages in certain fields of study.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for University Professors in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||–||54.72||–||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||–||54.72||–||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||19.23||43.27||68.75||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||24.04||43.27||72.12||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||15.00||40.00||70.77||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||17.36||39.42||61.54||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||21.00||49.04||84.62||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||21.00||52.88||71.43||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||21.85||54.00||82.42||2018|
|London – Ontario||18.46||51.92||73.85||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||19.37||43.50||64.10||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||19.23||48.08||76.92||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||17.31||57.69||83.70||2018|
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation to apply for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in education services, which includes includes university professors and lecturers, 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.
There are over 64,000 university professors and lecturers working in Canada.