The average salary for an Administrative Assistant is C$38,974 per year.

C$29,632 - C$51,587
C$30K
C$39K
C$52K
MEDIAN: C$39,086
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90%

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C$12.97 - C$23.98
C$13
C$17
C$24
MEDIAN: C$16.82
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$18KC$36KC$54K
Salary
C$29,632 - C$51,587  
   
Bonus
C$300.38 - C$4,962  
Profit Sharing
C$484.79 - C$6,040  
Commission
C$290.87 - 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$28,360 - C$51,388  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,462
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$14C$28C$42
Hourly Rate
C$12.97 - C$23.98  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.25  
Overtime
C$15.18 - C$39.24  
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$28KC$56KC$84K
Bonus
C$300.38 - C$4,962  
   
Commission
C$290.87 - C$10,304  
Profit Sharing
C$484.79 - C$6,040  
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$28,360 - C$51,388  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,161

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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Administrative Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Administrative Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 3,316 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Administrative Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 1,939 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 1,620 salaries. An Administrative Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 790 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$37,295

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Administrative Assistant Reviews

Q: 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.
Cons:

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.

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.

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Key Stats for Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 991 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲16%

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
C$37,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲2%



Office Administration
▼0%

Organizing
▼0%


National Average
C$37,000

Administration
▼1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼1%

▼1%




▼4%


▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 991 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 31%
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