Average Accountant Salary in Canada

C$51,010
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$2,063
Bonus
C$6,398
Commission
C$1,757
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for an Accountant in Canada is C$51,010.
10%
C$39k
MEDIAN
C$51k
90%
C$73k
Is Accountant your job title? Find out what you should be paid

Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.

How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
United States (change)
Salary
C$39k - C$73k
Bonus
C$305 - C$7k
Profit Sharing
C$96 - C$10k
Commission
C$0 - C$6k
Total Pay
C$37k - C$74k

Your Market Worth Over Time

How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.

Job Description for Accountant

Job Satisfaction for Accountant

3.7 out of 5
(457)
Highly Satisfied
296Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Accountant are from the companies Grant Thornton Llp, MNP Corporation and EY (Ernst & Young). Reported salaries are highest at Cenovus Energy where the average pay is C$67,472. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include EY (Ernst & Young) and BDO Dunwoody, LLP, earning around C$50,868 and C$49,455, respectively. KPMG, LLP pays the lowest at around C$38,043. Grant Thornton Llp and MNP Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$40,666 and C$46,560, respectively.

Accountant Job Listings

Search for more jobs
Search

Popular Skills for Accountant

Skills in Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Receivable, Microsoft Excel, Bookkeeping and Accounts Payable.

Pay by Experience Level for Accountant

An entry-level Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$42,116 based on 227 salaries. An early career Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$48,492 based on 1,638 salaries. A mid-career Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$55,080 based on 960 salaries. An experienced Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$58,837 based on 670 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$63,335.
Employees with Accountant in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 12.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (8.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (9.7% less), Montréal, Québec (4.7% less) and Mississauga, Ontario (4.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,866 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.9%
Early Career
42.4%
Mid Career
24.8%
Experienced
17.3%
Late Career
9.6%

Related Job Salaries

C$32k - C$59k
C$37k - C$69k
C$55k - C$109k
C$48k - C$78k
C$31k - C$50k
C$49k - C$95k
C$43k - C$76k