Administrative Assistant Salary (Canada)

The average salary for an Administrative Assistant is C$37,336 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Administrative Assistant Salary (?
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C$28,614 - C$49,326
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MEDIAN: C$37,336
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Administrative Assistant Salary (?
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C$12.00 - C$22.39
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MEDIAN: C$15.00
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National Salary Data

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C$0C$17KC$34KC$51K
Salary
C$28,614 - C$49,326  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$3,000  
Profit Sharing
C$202.13 - C$4,993  
Commission
C$0.00 - C$10,304  
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$26,637 - C$49,250  
PayScale
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 7,391
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$12C$24C$36
Hourly Rate
C$12.00 - C$22.39  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.00 - C$4.13  
Overtime
C$1.47 - C$35.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$24KC$48KC$72K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$3,000  
   
Commission
C$0.00 - C$10,304  
Profit Sharing
C$202.13 - C$4,993  
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$26,637 - C$49,250  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,048
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Administrative Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?
Administrative Assistant in Vancouver:
"Superstar Admin Assistant."
Pros: I like working with others, and constantly being challenged. I like learning and growing, and taking on new projects to broaden my knowledge.
Cons: The politics of the corporate aspect of the company.
Administrative Assistant in Ottawa:
"Admin. Assistant."
Pros: Easy going, keeps you busy, interesting workload. If you are interested in being an assistant, best job.
Cons: The only bad thing is the pay.
Administrative Assistant in Campbell River:
"Enjoy The Office I Work In."
Pros: The graphic arts work and the people that I work with.
Cons: Being asked to add job duties to my current list of jobs constantly with little to no compensation. Feel like I am being pigeon holed into an area of administrative work that I do not enjoy rather than the areas I have expressed interest in previously.
Administrative Assistant in Winnipeg:
"Workplace."
Pros: People are nice, flexibility, acknowledgement, not difficult, good work environment
Cons: Demanding boss, interruptions, pressure and stress
Administrative Assistant in Humboldt:
"Very Stressful, High Workload, Little Acknowledgment."
Pros: My co-workers are the best part, they create a friendly atmosphere. Have enough flexibility to plan an appointment during the day with the understanding I make up that time. Weekends off, usually.
Cons: Extremely stressful. Low wage. Not paid for overtime. Unorganized management. Very little say in changes/problems that affect me directly. Answer to several people.. (who do not communicate with each other about work given to me) No respect for my time management. Expected to come in on evenings and weekends if there a problems which needs fixing. Forced to work overtime if the other administrative assistant is absent. Performs manager duties when I am not a manager (ie. Directing other employees on work to be done, checking up on other employees work progress, constant reminders of what positions entail and what jobs need to be done, delegating jobs to other people.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries

National Average
C$36,000

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries

Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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Organizing
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Word
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Accounts Payable
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Typing
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National Average
C$36,000
Customer Relations
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Customer Service
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Accounts Receivable
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Filing
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 1823 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 28%
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