Administrative Assistant Salary

An Administrative Assistant earns an average salary of C$38,540 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$29,151 - C$50,788
(Median)
C$29K
C$39K
C$51K
MEDIAN: C$38,540
10%
50%
90%

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C$12.37 - C$23.24
(Median)
C$12
C$16
C$23
MEDIAN: C$16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$17KC$34KC$51K
Salary
C$29,151 - C$50,788  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$3,080  
Profit Sharing
C$203.99 - C$5,111  
Commission
C$101.37 - C$4,734  
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$27,428 - C$50,579  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7,231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$13C$26C$39
Hourly Rate
C$12.37 - C$23.24  
   
Hourly Tips
C$1.19  
Overtime
C$0.00 - C$37.38  
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$26KC$52KC$78K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$3,080  
   
Commission
C$101.37 - C$4,734  
Profit Sharing
C$203.99 - C$5,111  
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).
)
C$27,428 - C$50,579  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,518
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$36,893

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Administrative Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?

Administrative Assistant in Vancouver:
Pros: Free meals, free parking, professional environment, I can make my own decisions and give input, I get to utilize my computer skills and meet important clients in the movie industry as well as learning about new shows and movies before they are released.

Administrative Assistant in Richmond Hill:
Pros: Working with many different departments allows me to get a realistic picture of what each actually does.
Cons: Always doing menial tasks, answering to many managers.

Administrative Assistant in Québec City:
"Small companies = Lot of work."
Pros: In small companies you do everything. From bookkeeping to shipping management, it is very exciting. You touch to everything and gain a lot of experience very fast. Plus, small business mean small staff and more casual way of communication etc.
Cons: A lot of stress to handle everything. You never see the end of it.

Administrative Assistant in Montreal Lasalle:
"Smaller Company = Less Stress."
Pros: With a smaller growing company you have a more relaxed atmosphere, less stress and more personable people. People who actually want to work together and help the for the greater good of the company.
Cons: New position to the company means defining your role as you go along, no training established for the particular role, flexibility on what and how I want to do certain tasks. Learning curve for all involved.

Administrative Assistant in Calgary:
"Stressful."
Pros: Interacting with people. Some flexibility in schedule. Great direct management.
Cons: Lack of support from company. A lot of urgent, last minute work. People do not understand that I have other things to do. People not understanding my scope of work. Stressful. Lack of proper management from company. Lack of communication from departments. Poor hardware/software provided.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries




National Average
C$37,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries

Scheduling
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Microsoft Office
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Organizing
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Administration
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Office Administration
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Oral / Verbal Communication
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
C$37,000

Typing
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Accounts Payable
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Customer Relations
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Customer Service
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Accounts Receivable
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2248 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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