An Entry-Level Office Administrator earns an average wage of C$15.98 per hour.

C$29,495 - C$47,293
C$29K
C$38K
C$47K
MEDIAN: C$37,724
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C$12.34 - C$21.76
C$12
C$16
C$22
MEDIAN: C$16.14
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$16KC$32KC$48K
Salary
C$29,495 - C$47,293  
   
Bonus
C$490.68 - C$4,852  
Profit Sharing
C$253.42 - C$3,945  
Commission
C$1,000  
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$27,508 - C$47,288  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 604
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$12C$24C$36
Hourly Rate
C$12.34 - C$21.76  
   
Hourly Tips
C$3.33  
Overtime
C$19.97 - C$34.25  
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$24KC$48KC$72K
Bonus
C$490.68 - C$4,852  
   
Commission
C$1,000  
Profit Sharing
C$253.42 - C$3,945  
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$27,508 - C$47,288  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 657

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$35,910

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Office Administrator Advice

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

Office Administrator in Halifax:
That the job is under valued and under paid. Most managers will be men and will under appreciate your hard work and dedication.

Office Administrator in Woodstock:
High stress work environment, particularly in spring and fall. Must be able to multi task efficiently and be extremely organized and detail oriented.

Office Administrator in Bonanza:
Ensure you know where you stand with management and the back-up you will have when making decisions.

Office Administrator in Kitchener:
"How Much Fun It Was Going To Be To Work Here."
Its all about time management. Take your time and do work accurately the first time. Ask Questions! If you don't understand ask questions. Get all the information needed before starting the project. Be friendly and assertive.

Office Administrator in Calgary:
"I Wish I'd Had More Knowledge About Oil And Gas Drilling."
Be highly organized as consultants generally rely on that heavily.

Office Administrator in Richmond Hill:
"Don't Get Exploited, Get What Your Worth."
Do not take on any extra or demanding duties not advertised in job offer. No compensation or advancement is available. This company does not have sick days, bereavement, and has forced shut down 1 week in July and 1 week in Dec. Therefore, you do not choose your own vacation time. If you do not have some mandarin, good luck working and communicating with your key staff in repair and electrical dept. No annual reviews or raises, I put alot of the labor of ministry's guidelines into place, and set up some kind of organization with customer rma, manuals, handbooks, reviews, health & safety, customer service, shipping & receiving. But to no avail, no recognition or raises, they provide increases in pay yearly, regardless of the job you do, it's flat rate across the board for all employees. A good thing is friendly and casual atmosphere. Good Luck but be careful not to get exploited.

Office Administrator in Calgary:
"Get certified"
Apparently even if you know what you are doing and have a great deal of ability, a certificate/degree still holds more weight.

Key Stats for Office Administrator

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 197 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Office Administrator Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 197 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 33%
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