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Administrative Assistant Salary

An Administrative Assistant earns an average salary of C$37,646 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. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
C$28,804 - C$49,637
(Median)
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MEDIAN: C$37,646
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C$12.07 - C$22.65
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MEDIAN: C$16.00
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National Salary Data

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C$0C$17KC$34KC$51K
Salary
C$28,804 - C$49,637  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$3,005  
Profit Sharing
C$201.57 - C$5,425  
Commission
C$0.00 - C$9,787  
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$26,811 - C$49,623  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 7,364
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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C$0C$13C$26C$39
Hourly Rate
C$12.07 - C$22.65  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.00 - C$2.02  
Overtime
C$1.47 - C$36.26  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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C$0C$26KC$52KC$78K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$3,005  
   
Commission
C$0.00 - C$9,787  
Profit Sharing
C$201.57 - C$5,425  
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$26,811 - C$49,623  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,129
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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

Administrative Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?

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.

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.

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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries




National Average
C$36,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries


Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Administration
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Organizing
up arrow 3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
0%

National Average
C$36,000

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 2%

Filing
up arrow 3%

Data Entry
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1946 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 28%