Average Administrative Assistant Hourly Pay in Canada

C$17.67
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
C$1,193
Bonus
C$2,750
Commission
C$1,545
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The average hourly pay for an Administrative Assistant in Canada is C$17.67.
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CA$13.88
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CA$17.67
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CA$24.41
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Hourly Rate
C$14 - C$24
Bonus
C$256 - C$4,153
Profit Sharing
C$396 - C$4,917
Commission
C$123 - C$24,664
Total Pay
C$29,991 - C$52,485
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What Do Administrative Assistants Do?

Administrative Assistant Tasks
  • Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
  • Type correspondence, compile data for expense and statistical reports.
  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Coordinate space and office organization; maintaining paper and electronic files.

Job Satisfaction for Administrative Assistant

3.8 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Administrative Assistant are from the companies CBI Health Group, Re/Max Real Estate and Stantec Consulting Ltd.. Reported salaries are highest at Stantec Consulting Ltd. where the average pay is C$24.66. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include University Health Network (UHN) and HollisWealth, earning around C$24.06 and C$17.04, respectively. Re/Max Real Estate pays the lowest at around C$14.51. Royal Le Page and MNP Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$15.53 and C$16.00, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Administrative Assistants?

Skills in Office Administration and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Administration, Data Entry and Customer Service.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistants?

An entry-level Administrative Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$15.44 based on 446 salaries. An early career Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$16.56 based on 4,204 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$18.53 based on 2,307 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$19.71 based on 2,150 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$20.
Employees with Administrative Assistant in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 13.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (12.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (7.0% less), Montréal, Québec (5.0% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (1.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10,426 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.3%
Early Career
40.3%
Mid Career
22.1%
Experienced
20.6%
Late Career
12.7%