The average pay for an Entry-Level Administrative Assistant is C$15.62 per hour.

C$28,146 - C$46,948
C$28K
C$36K
C$47K
MEDIAN: C$35,784
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C$12.30 - C$20.86
C$12
C$16
C$21
MEDIAN: C$15.62
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$16KC$32KC$48K
Salary
C$28,146 - C$46,948  
   
Bonus
C$292.93 - C$4,783  
Profit Sharing
C$498.33 - C$9,635  
Commission
C$1,800  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$26,593 - C$45,925  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,613
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$11C$22C$33
Hourly Rate
C$12.30 - C$20.86  
   
Hourly Tips
C$1.69  
Overtime
C$14.48 - C$32.58  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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C$0C$22KC$44KC$66K
Bonus
C$292.93 - C$4,783  
   
Commission
C$1,800  
Profit Sharing
C$498.33 - C$9,635  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$26,593 - C$45,925  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,703

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$34,463

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Administrative Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Administrative Assistant in Winnipeg:
"My work mission statement."
Keep your eye on the details. Watch, listen, to everything. Be conscientious. Be loyal. Be kind. Be proud of your work. Be proactive. Treat everyone and everything like it was your own.

Administrative Assistant in Winnipeg:
"Competence."
Always be proactive. Know what your boss needs before they do and have it available for them.

Administrative Assistant in Mississauga:
"8+ years experience in logistics, marketing, consultant."
My advice for a new Administrative Assistant would for them to be organized, resourceful and think out of the box. In addition, they need to have great interpersonal relations with all levels of a company.

Administrative Assistant in Vancouver:
"Find another Career."
An Administrative Assistant title is so broad, you can be doing anything from filing to running an office apparently, with no title change.

Administrative Assistant in Toronto:
"Confidential."
This is a family run business. Confidentiality is extremely important. You may witness things that are not normally done in larger companies. I.e. Smoking in the building and how some expenses are handled. Think outside the box.

Administrative Assistant in Toronto:
"Contribute to a pension fund right away."
When you are close to retirement you realize how important creating a retirement savings plan really is.

Administrative Assistant in Brant:
"Stay Positive."
You are the first point of contact so visitors can physically see how you are representing your company/ agency and callers can hear whether or not you are smiling when you answer the phone. Stay discreet in your position and be diplomatic.

Key Stats for Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 433 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries

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Administration
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
C$34,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 433 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 34%